26.01.2017

First LNG delivery this year

Since the first delivery in December 2015, over 2 million cubic metres of liquefied natural gas have been delivered to the Lech Kaczyński LNG Terminal. On Saturday, 21 January, another ship transporting LNG arrived to Świnoujście.

This was the eleventh LNG delivery to Poland and the first in 2017. A 320 metre long and 50 metre wide ship carried over 210 thousand cubic metres of LNG.

The majority of liquefied gas is regasified, i.e. its physical state is changed from liquid to gaseous in the terminal and then over 120 million of normal cubic metres of natural gas is transferred to the national gas transmission system.

— After metering at the measurement station, the gas is transferred dirrectly to the Świnoujście-Szczecin pipeline, then sent to the remaining transmission infrastructure of the GAZ-SYSTEM company, and finally to the clients — explains Tomasz Pietrasieński, GAZ-SYSTEM spokesperson.

The gas can be also transported (in liquid state) by tankers. Currently, between 5 and 12 tankers arrive to Świnoujście every day.

Tankers are loaded according to previously agreed schedules. Average loading time is circa 2 hours, including necessary checks of tanks and tractor units and preparation of documents required by law — says Tomasz Pietrasieński.

Another ship with LNG will arrive to Świnoujście next month.

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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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