05.01.2016

Tests of natural gas offtake from the LNG Terminal

As of 7 January 2016, Gas Transmission Operator GAZ-SYSTEM S.A., Polskie LNG and PGNiG S.A. will start testing the offtake of natural gas from the LNG Terminal in Świnoujście to the national transmission system.

Pursuant to the agreement signed between Polskie LNG S.A. and PGNiG S.A., the natural gas purchased for the purposes of the commissioning of the LNG Terminal will be delivered by PGNiG S.A. to the transmission system.

The specifications of liquefied natural gas which has been delivered to the LNG terminal in Świnoujście and, after regasification, will be delivered to the transmission system are as follows:

Methane - 93.02%
Ethane - 6.32%
Propane – 0.10%
Nitrogen – 0.56%

The gas delivered to the transmission system during the commissioning of the LNG Terminal will conform to the specification requirements set out in the Transmission Network Code of GAZ-SYSTEM S.A., in Regulation of the Minister of Economy of 2 July 2010 concerning detailed conditions of gas system operation (Journal of Laws 2014, item 1059, consolidated text), and will be consistent with the applicable Polish Standard PN-C-04752:2011.

GAZ-SYSTEM is a strategic company for the Polish economy. It is responsible for the transmission of natural gas, manages the most important gas pipelines in Poland and owns the President Lech Kaczyński LNG Terminal in Świnoujście.

As part of the 2015-2025 investment programme, GAZ-SYSTEM is constructing over 2000 km of new gas pipelines in the western, southern and eastern parts of Poland. Over a dozen new gas pipelines are under construction within the North-South Gas Corridor and the compressor station in Kędzierzyn Koźle, as well as interconnections with Lithuania and Slovakia. Onshore gas pipelines are planned to connect the planned FSRU floating terminal in the Gulf of Gdansk with the national transmission system. The LNG Terminal in Świnoujście is also being extended, as a result of which the regasification capacity of this facility will be increased by more than a half.

The company is also implementing one of the most important infrastructural projects in the country - the Baltic Pipe project which consists in the construction of a two-way offshore gas pipeline connecting Poland and Denmark, expansion of the local transmission network and three gas compressor stations.

 


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