Polski LNG has launched the tender process to select a contractor for three key projects within the President Lech Kaczyński LNG terminal expansion programme.
These components include the construction of the third LNG process storage tank, delivery of additional process installations increasing the regasification capacity, and the LNG transhipment installation together with a railway siding.
The project will not only increase Poland's energy security, but also allows Polskie LNG to offer new services to domestic and foreign customers alike.
The third tank will increase the operational flexibility of the LNG terminal installation and ensures the optimum natural gas process storage capacity.
The tender process includes the bidders prequalification stage, negotiations with short-listed bidders and signing the contract with the selected contractor by the end of the year.
Reaching the target capacity of 7.5 billion Nm3/year is planned in 2021. The other two projects are scheduled for completion in the second quarter of 2023. The LNG terminal expansion programme is to be implemented under the design and build formula.
Paweł Jakubowski, CEO of Polskie LNG, says: 'The President Lech Kaczyński's LNG terminal in Świnoujście is a pivotal investment project for Poland and it is devised to shape the LNG market not only in our country, but also in the entire region.
'The terminal expansion programme is the next step that will strengthen our market position. The demand for natural gas in Central and Eastern Europe and in the Baltic Sea region is constantly growing.
'New functions of the plant will allow us to respond to that demand and more importantly - we will be the first facility to offer such a broad range of services.'
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