29.06.2018

The Building Permit for the Construction of New Re-gasification Capacities at the LNG terminal in Świnoujście Issued

On 21 June 2018, the West Pomeranian Voivode issued the building permit for the investment consisting in the expansion of the re-gasification capacity of the LNG terminal in Świnoujście to Polskie LNG, a company belonging to the GAZ-SYSTEM Capital Group. Consequently, the programme of expansion of the largest liquefied natural gas terminal at the Baltic Sea entered the construction stage.


The above decision means that Polskie LNG can undertake further steps aimed at increasing of the capacity of the terminal in Świnoujście from current 5 billion to 7.5 billion cubic metres per year, what taking into consideration the current market size will mean the capability of satisfying of circa half of the domestic demand for natural gas.

The programme of expansion of President Lech Kaczyński Terminal consists of 4 projects:

•  the increase of the re-gasification capacity of the terminal (for which the
    building permit has been just issued);
•  the construction of a second wharf;
•  the construction of the third LNG tank;
•  the construction of the system of LNG reloading to rail tankers and ISO
    containers.

The LNG terminal expansion and the Baltic Pipe projects are parts of the concept of building of the Northern Gate, which is an element of a broad investment strategy of the GAZ-SYSTEM Capital Group, to which Polskie LNG, the company owning and operating the terminal in Świnoujście, belongs.

 

 

GAZ-SYSTEM plays a strategic role in the Polish economy. We are responsible for natural gas transmission and operate the most important gas pipelines in Poland. As part of the 2015-2025 investment programme, GAZ-SYSTEM plans to build over 2000 km of new gas pipelines in western, southern and eastern parts of Poland. Further development of the national transmission network, including the construction of new gas pipelines making part of the North-South Gas Corridor, as well as the construction of interconnections with the neighbouring countries, will strengthen Poland’s energy security and make an important contribution to the development of the European transmission system.

The Company is implementing one of the most important infrastructural projects in Poland – the Baltic Pipe project, which consists in the construction of a bidirectional offshore gas pipeline connecting Poland and Denmark and the expansion of the local transmission network.

GAZ-SYSTEM also controls Polskie LNG, the operator of the LNG terminal in Świnoujście.

 


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