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PGNiG and LOTOS provide LNG for modern platform supply vessel

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PGNiG – the Polish state-run gas company – and LOTOS have delivered 120 m3 of LNG as bunker fuel for Siem Harmony to enable its seal trials before commissioning. The ship is a modern platform supply vessel currently being built by Remontowa Shipbuilding. The gas was transported by tank cars from the Lech Kaczynski LNG Terminal and delivered to the shipyard in Gdansk, Poland.

Henryk Mucha, President of PGNiG Obrót Detaliczny, said: “The terminal in Swinoujscie allows us to efficiently transport LNG across the country. More and more vessels are powered with LNG, as a fuel ensuring compliance with the most stringent regulations pertaining to sulfur and other noxious product emissions. This is why we are going to develop our bunkering services.”

Przemyslaw Marchlewicz, Vice President of the Management Board of Grupa LOTOS S.A., added: “The technologies of LNG distribution and use are technologies of the future.

“I am glad that Grupa LOTOS, jointly with PGNiG and the shipyards, is taking on this challenge to the benefit of the entire country. We will support the development of this branch and related infrastructure. It is a right and desirable direction also, or perhaps mainly, because of environmental reasons.”

Piotr Przyborowski, President of the Management Board of LOTOS Asfalt, said: “LOTOS Asfalt diversifies bunker fuel supplies to the market which expects suppliers to come up with alternative, low-sulfur solutions.

“This is a completely new and innovative direction in our business. What we are doing is communicate to the market that our product mix has been extended to include the LNG bunker fuel with delivery to all ports in Poland.”

Edited from press release by David Rowlands

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