2018 was a period of increased work for Polskie LNG, as there were positive results for the LNG terminal in Świnoujście and the implementation of the LNG Terminal Expansion Program. As part of the latter, Polskie LNG initiated two tender processes, the land part for regasification installation, third LNG tank and LNG transshipment system for rail, and the sea part for additional quay ship.
Namely, at the Świnoujście LNG Terminal in 2018, tasks were successfully carried out as part of the ongoing technological processes. Results achieved include:
- Around 2 million tons, or 4.4 million m3 of liquefied natural gas, have been unloaded at the terminal;
- 23 ships (14 in 2017) were accepted and unloaded with liquefied natural gas;
- 1794 tank trucks (1523 in 2017) left Świnoujście. Polskie LNG also established its internal record of shipments in one day in 2018 – there were 24 of them;
- Last year, in the terminal, the first loading of liquefied ISO-container, an increasingly popular and standardized form of LNG transport, was also carried out.
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Moreover, Polskie LNG made a very important step in the implementation of the LNG Terminal Expansion Program. The first of the published tenders, the land section, will choose a contractor for three land elements of the LNG Terminal extension:
- Additional regasification installations – increasing the nominal regasification capacity of the terminal to 7.5 billion Nm3 / year;
- The third LNG tank – increasing the flexibility of the LNG terminal installation and ensuring the optimum process capacity of raw material storage;
- LNG transshipment installation for railways – extending the scope of services provided with the possibility of loading ISO containers and rail tankers and enabling reaching new potential customers.
The second tender process concerns the sea part and it will create an additional ship quay that will enable tankers to be loaded and unloaded, LNG transshipment and loading of LNG bunker units and bunkering service.
What is more, Polskie LNG also implemented several activities in the development area, such as:
- Joining the Baltic Ports Organization (BPO);
- Presentation of the LNG Terminal as part of roadshows in the USA, Norway, Australia and France;
- Co- organization with the government side of the visit of the Secretary of the US Department of Energy Rick Perry in Poland;
- Establishing cooperation and signing a letter of intent with University of Western Australia;
- Agreement on cooperation with the Main School of Fire Service including joint research and teaching projects as well as access to specialist equipment;