Polskie LNG, seaports authority select contractors for LNG terminal extension

Polskie LNG and the Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority have signed agreements with a consortium of PORR and TGE Gas Engineering to expand the Lech Kaczyński liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal.

The total value of the signed agreements is about PLN 1.9 billion. The project is expected to be completed in the end of 2023.

The extension of the onshore and offshore part of the LNG terminal will be conducted in co-operation with the Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaport Authority. The agreements cover development of the design documentation, construction and assembly works, commissioning and obtaining of the required permits.

Polskie LNG will be responsible for the construction of a new LNG tank with a capacity of approximately 180 thousand cubic meters, and the installation of a new platform for LNG loading, unloading and bunkering.

The Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority will be responsible for the building of a new jetty, hydrotechnical infrastructure and complete berthing infrastructure.

“This project forms part of the wider programme for strategic sea investments which will significantly increase Poland’s potential in the Baltic region,” said Marek Gróbarczyk, Poland’s Minister of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation.

“The implementation of the project will boost the annual regasification capacity of the LNG terminal to approximately 8.3 billion cubic meters,” said Tomasz Stępień, president of management board, Polskie LNG and GAZ-SYSTEM.

“The construction of a new jetty in the LNG terminal is yet another stage of capacity building. It will also provide an additional development boost for the entire Szczecin-Świnoujście port complex,” said Krzysztof Urbaś, president of the Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority. “This particular project may contribute to Świnoujście securing a leading role in LNG transhipment in the Baltic,” he added.