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Polskie LNG seeks contractor for LNG terminal expansion program

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Polskie LNG has announced that it will issue a tender to select a contractor for three key projects within the President Lech Kaczynski LNG terminal expansion program.

According to the statement, these three projects include: the construction of the third LNG storage tank; delivery of additional process installations increasing the regasification capacity; and the LNG transhipment installation together with a railway siding.

The aim of these developments is not only to increase Poland’s energy security, but also to allow Polskie LNG to offer new services to both foreign and domestic customers.

In the statement, Polskie LNG claims that it is planning to sign a contract with the selected contractor by the end of next year. Reaching the target capacity of 7.5 billion Nm3/yr is planned in 2021, with the other two projects scheduled for completion in 2Q23.

The expansion program also includes the construction of the fourth component, i.e. the second jetty for loading and unloading of LNG carriers, LNG transhipment and handling LNG bunker vessels and providing bunkering services. The new jetty will be built in cooperation with Szczecin and Swinoujscie Seaports Authority under a separate tender procedure, which is planned to be launched at the turn of this year.

Pawel Jakubowski, CEO of Polskie LNG, said: “The President Lech Kaczynski's LNG terminal in Swinoujscie 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 Program 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. We can perceive ourselves as pioneers with full confidence.”

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