Polskie LNG, the operator and owner of the President Lech Kaczyński’s LNG Terminal in Świnoujście, Poland, has been granted a permit to build the third storage tank with a capacity of 180,000 cubic metres.
The new tank, together with the accompanying infrastructure, is a key element of the second stage of the expansion of the LNG terminal as it will increase its commercial possibilities and improve the flexibility of the entire installation.
“The permit we received means that we can immediately start building the new tank,” noted Tomasz Stępień, President of the Management Board of GAZ-SYSTEM. “The second stage of the terminal expansion is carried out under the design and build formula, which means that the contractor has already conducted design work, selected subcontractors prior to obtaining regulatory approvals.”
According to the West Pomeranian Voivode, Zbigniew Bogucki, who granted the permit, the expansion of the LNG Terminal is of primary importance for Poland’s energy security and to increase the diversification of natural gas supplies.
“The expansion of the terminal could make Poland the leader of the LNG market in the Baltic Sea basin,” he said.