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Polskie LNG selects contractor for LNG terminal extension

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Polskie LNG from the GAZ-SYSTEM Group and Szczecin and Swinoujscie Seaport Authority have signed agreements with the consortium of companies PORR S.A. and TGE Gas Engineering GmbH for the Lech Kaczynski LNG Terminal expansion.

The value of the signed agreements totals to approx.. PLN 1.9 billion. The investment project completion date is the end of 2023.

The agreements relate to the extension of the onshore as well as offshore part of the LNG terminal conducted in cooperation with the Szczecin and Swinoujscie Seaport Authority in the ‘design&build’ formula. The scope of the agreements covers development of the design documentation (building permit design and detailed design), performance of construction and erection works, commissioning of the system and obtaining of the required permits.

The investment project will be executed by two entities:

  • Polskie LNG shall be competent for, among others, construction of the new LNG tank with a capacity of approx. 180 000 m3 gross and performance of the process part of the new berth intended for LNG loading, unloading and bunkering.
  • Szczecin and Swinoujscie Seaport Authority shall be competent for construction of the hydrotechnical part of the berth, hydrotechnical infrastructure for the transmission pipe rack and complete mooring infrastructure.

“We are very happy that Polish seaports are involved in the changes that take place in the energy sector in our country. The Szczecin-Swinoujscie port complex is fully prepared to diversify the supply of strategic energy resources. The extension of the Swinoujscie President Lech Kaczynski LNG Terminal plays a key role in the regasification process and it is also crucial in terms of the energy resources supply for other European countries. What is more, this project forms part of the wider programme for strategic sea investments which will significantly increase Poland’s potential in the Baltic region”, stated Marek Gróbarczyk, Minister of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation.

“By the end of 2023, with the completion of this investment project, the regasification capacity of the LNG Terminal will reach approx. 8.3 billion m3/yr. Upon its extension, the operational flexibility of the facility will improve, and new gas storage possibilities will open up, which will in turn increase the number of handled LNG carriers, translating directly into heightened security in terms of natural gas supply to the national transmission system. New services will also be provided, which will drive the growth of the gas market in the Central and Eastern Europe”, said Tomasz Stepien, President of the Management Board of the LNG and GAZ-SYSTEM companies.

The West Pomerania region will also benefit from the extension in the form of new jobs, higher charges for tax from new properties, increase in demand for outsourcing services, as well as a potential increase in the demand for hotel, catering and transport services.

This year, in parallel to the tender for the contractor for extension of the LNG Terminal in Swinoujscie, Open Season procedure has been held which allows the gas fuel market agents to submit a proposal for regassification service and additional services. On 29 May, Polskie LNG and PGNiG signed an agreement for services which will be available after completion of the expansion. The procedure for the provision of the LNG terminal in 2020 confirmed the validity of the terminal expansion.

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