The construction of the small-scale LNG terminal in Gdańsk is entering the next stage. -
The construction of the small-scale LNG terminal in Gdańsk is entering the next stage.
Date of publication: 19.05.2020

Feasibility study of a small-scale LNG terminal construction project in Gdańsk has been completed. The next step is the investment decision. This would be the first facility of this type in Poland. The investment will enable the use of LNG as a fuel in sea and land transport and thus strengthen the position of the concern as a leader in the field of alternative fuels.

Grupa LOTOS is analyzing the small-scale LNG terminal construction project in Gdańsk in a consortium with the GAZ-SYSTEM Industrial Gas Operator. It will constitute a transhipment and logistics base for LNG, which will be delivered, e.g. to petrol stations, for bunkering ships or to off-grid installations (outside the natural gas network). LNG transport while maintaining its parameters is possible thanks to specialized tanks and cryogenic containers.

The LOTOS Group project is also associated with plans to develop the reloading capacity of the LNG terminal in Świnoujście and the concept of building the so-called FSRU (Floating Storage Regasification Unit) terminal in the Gulf of Gdansk. It is a floating terminal equipped with on-board devices for regasification of liquefied natural gas.

- "We want to maintain our strong leadership position in the field of alternative fuels. The location of the LNG base in Gdańsk is supported by the direct vicinity of the sea ports of Gdańsk and Gdynia - the largest Polish ports that could be one of the key LNG recipients for the purposes of bunkering ships using this fuel. The stage related to the feasibility study of the project has ended. Investment decisions are ahead of us" - says Paweł Jan Majewski, President of the Management Board of Grupa LOTOS.

The investment includes construction of an LNG storage tank, loading and unloading installation for the ship's stand, ship's loading and unloading pumping station and tank trucks and containers. The terminal's target storage capacity may be over 3000 m3 LNG. The aim of the project is to analyze the possibility of entering a new, promising market, which is the LNG transhipment and bunkering market. The expansion of Polish import capacities opens up a real opportunity to create an LNG transhipment and distribution market in Poland and the region, for which an LNG Base in Gdańsk could be an important element within the logistics chain.

Gdańsk is located in the area of ​​the Trans-European Transport Corridor TEN-T Baltic Sea-Adriatic Sea, which may constitute an important logistics base for LNG transport along the entire corridor, increasing the chance for the development of LNG use and its attractiveness as an alternative fuel in transport. The LNG base in Gdańsk could also successfully supply non-gasified areas in Poland.

The project is co-financed by the European Union as part of "Connecting Europe" project, which was created to support the development of the trans-European transport, energy and telecommunications network. Investing in infrastructure is expected to bring benefits in the form of increased competitiveness and economic, social and territorial cohesion.