Polskie LNG has signed a contract with Selas-Linde – a company which will deliver SCV vaporisers, i.e. the equipment necessary for the expansion programme of the LNG terminal in Swinoujscie. The SCVs are the heart of the plant, enabling the terminal to send out natural gas after regasification – currently at 5 billion m3 annually, and up to 7.5 billion m3 after the Expansion Program has been completed.
“The LNG Terminal is an important element of the strategy of diversification of sources and directions of natural gas import to Poland”, said Piotr Naimski, Government Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure. “The LNG Terminal Expansion Program is complementary to another project – Baltic Pipe – a pipeline connecting natural gas deposits in Norway with Poland. These two projects will allow for the import of fuel at competitive prices from new independent sources of supply, and consequently to become independent from the monopolistic supplier from the East.”
“The first stage and also the most important objective of the LNG terminal expansion programme is to increase the regasification capacity by 50%. The contract we have concluded today is a proof of the effective implementation of the planned activities so far, and a guarantee of successful completion of the SCV project by the end of 2021. We are also progressing with three other projects under the programme”, added Pawel Jakubowski, President of the Management Board of Polskie LNG.
Submerged combustion vaporisers (SCVs) are devices for changing the physical state of natural gas from LNG into volatile, which is pumped to gas transmission pipelines and finally to households and industrial plants. In the regasification process, natural gas expands almost 600 times increasing its volume. There are currently five vaporisers of this kind installed in the terminal, four in operation and one redundant. They were delivered by Selas-Linde, The recent contract with Selas-Linde signed involves the delivery of two additional vaporisers.
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