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Polskie LNG plans expansion of LNG regasification facility

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Polskie LNG, part of the GAZ-SYSTEM Group, has signed a contract for the extension of the existing LNG regasification facility by adding further submerged combustion vaporiser (SCV) units. This will increase the current regasification capacity of the President Lech Kaczynski LNG Terminal in Swinoujscie by 50%.

The contract covers design of the facilities and assembly of the LNG regasification units and cryogenic pumps. The project will extend the functionality and technical capacity of the terminal in Swinoujscie. Under the contract, two additional SCV units will be installed, raising the regasification capacity to 7.5 billion m3/yr of natural gas. The key equipment was ordered in October 2019 under owner’s deliveries. The contractor of the extension project is the consortium of PORR and TGE.

“The Government of the Republic of Poland has been implementing the strategy of diversifying the sources and directions of natural gas supplies to Poland consistently for the last 4 years. The extension of the President Lech Kaczynski LNG Terminal in Swinoujscie is an important element of making Poland independent from supplies from the east. With this project, we increase the energy security of our country,” said Piotr Naimski, Government Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure.

“Today we are signing a contract, the implementation of which will increase the current regasification capacity of the LNG terminal by 50%. This means that we have concluded all the contracts related to the first stage of the extension and we are entering the implementation phase of the project. In accordance with the schedule, we plan to complete this stage by the end of 2021,” said Tomasz Stepien, President of the Management Board of Polskie LNG and GAZ-SYSTEM.

The project of extending the Terminal in Swinoujscie consists of four components: increasing the regasification capacity (1st stage) and building a second jetty, third LNG tank and a railway siding for tankers and ISO containers (2nd stage). Signing the contract for the implementation of the first stage of this project contributes significantly to building Poland’s energy independence.

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