Construction work on an oil terminal in Poland is due to be completed and operational by the end of 2015.
The Express Terminal in Gda?sk, which the PERN ‘Przyja??’ Group claim is the first crude oil terminal in Poland, is 67% and despite what has been described as a ‘tense schedule’, Wlodzimierz Karpi?ski, minister of treasury has said that the project is on track to be complete by the end of 2015 as planned.
Construction work started in February 2014 and once complete the sea hub will contain six tanks each with a capacity of 62,500 m3 with external and internal oil pipelines, a sewage treatment plant, oil and fire pump stations with four water tanks as well as other associated infrastructure.
Steel structures for the tanks are being installed and building work is underway for the floating roof structure.
PERN ‘Przyja??’ Group has invested €200 million into the project and it is anticipated that the growth of revenues from the oil terminal for the state budget and the companies within the port will be around PLN 100 million (€23 million).
Karpi?ski says: ‘Starting from the day the building permit was issued – within 32 months a complete sea hub will be completed – a response to the changed supply sources of petroleum, intensifying competition and the complex geopolitical situation behind the eastern border.
‘The hub will become an important element of the oil system connecting the Baltic with the Mediterranean.
Marcin Moskalewicz, management board president of PERN adds: ‘We are aware of the importance of the investment for Poland and we are doing everything we can to make sure that this project is completed on time so it becomes an important element of the development of our country and region.’