Contract for the extension of the Świnoujście LNG Terminal has been signed -
Contract for the extension of the Świnoujście LNG Terminal has been signed
Date of publication: 26.02.2020

The company Polskie LNG from the GAZ-SYSTEM Group has signed a contract for the extension of the existing LNG re-gasification facility by adding further SCV (Submerged Combustion Vaporiser) units. This will increase the current re-gasification capacity of the President Lech Kaczyński LNG Terminal in Świnoujście by 50%.

The contract covers design of the facilities and assembly of the LNG re-gasification units and cryogenic pumps. The project will extend the functionality and technical capacity of the terminal in Świnoujście. Under the contract, two additional SCV units will be installed, raising the re-gasification capacity to 7.5 billion m3 of natural gas per year. 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 Kaczyński LNG Terminal in Świnoujście 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 re-gasification 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 Stępień, President of the Management Board of Polskie LNG and GAZ-SYSTEM.

The project of extending the Terminal in Świnoujście consists of four components: increasing the re-gasification 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. It is an element of the government’s energy security strategy, which is consistently implemented by the GAZ-SYSTEM Group.

The extension of the Świnoujście Terminal is covered by co-financing under the Operational Programme Infrastructure and Environment 2014-2020, PRIORITY: VII, MEASURE: 7.1 under the project entitled “Extension of the functionality of the LNG Terminal in Świnoujście”.

GAZ-SYSTEM plays a strategic role in the Polish economy. We are responsible for natural gas transmission and operate the most important gas pipelines in Poland. As part of the 2015-2025 investment programme, GAZ-SYSTEM plans to build over 2000 km of new gas pipelines in western, southern and eastern parts of Poland. Further development of the national transmission network, including the construction of new gas pipelines making part of the North-South Gas Corridor, as well as the construction of interconnections with the neighbouring countries, will strengthen Poland’s energy security and make an important contribution to the development of the European transmission system.

The Company is implementing one of the most important infrastructural projects in Poland – the Baltic Pipe project, which consists in the construction of a bidirectional offshore gas pipeline connecting Poland and Denmark and the expansion of the local transmission network.
GAZ-SYSTEM also owns Polskie LNG, the operator of the President Lech Kaczyński's LNG Terminal in Świnoujście.