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Swinoujscie plant loads its first ISO container with LNG

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Polskie LNG has announced that, for the first time ever, an ISO container has been loaded with LNG at the Swinoujscie plant in Poland.

Pawel Jakubowski, President of the Management Board of Polskie LNG, said: “We aim at developing the LNG market in Poland and the region. Expanding the portfolio of services provided by Polskie LNG is an inherent element of market expansion. We have just launched an additional service consisting in loading LNG into cryogenic tanks, which may be compared to mobile storage for liquefied gas. Such a storage facility allows the recipients to use natural gas anywhere and anytime without additional infrastructure required. We hope to see the rapid development of this type of services provided by Polskie LNG in the near future.”

The TVS-40-PB-10 model ISO container is 40 ft long, and features side and rear connection fittings. The tank was loaded with 16.2 t of LNG using a flexible connection for side fuelling provided at the modernised tanker slot C.

Such cryogenic tank containers are commonly used for transporting atmospheric gases and LNG in intermodal transport, i.e. by sea, road and rail. They may also be used as stationary storage tanks where the construction of LNG satellite stations is not considered to be profitable for any number of reasons. ISO containers provide a sae method of storing technical gases, and are constructed according to TPED 2010/35/EC directive and the requirements of EN 13530 standard.

In the statement, Polskie LNG claims that it is also working on the program of infrastructure expansion, which will enable the company to offer new services in future, including the possibility of loading liquefied gases onto ISO containers for rail transport. The new services to be provided by the LNG terminal include handling vessels of different sizes, LNG bunkering on ships, as well as reloading LNG from larger vessels to smaller ones, and from onshore tanks onto vessels. Also included in the expansion is the construction of a third LNG process storage tank, and the increase of regasification capacity of the terminal from 5 billion Nm3 to 7.5 billion Nm3.

Read the article online at: https://www.lngindustry.com/small-scale-lng/24092018/total-announces-major-gas-discovery-offshore-uk/

 

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