Świnoujście LNG terminal has been open
“The LNG Terminal in Świnoujście has commenced operating” – said Minister of Treasury Andrzej Czerwiński. The port for handling liquified natural gas is one of the major investments in recent years, with the cheif aim of improving energy supply security in Poland.
According to the current schedule, the first oil tankers are going to arrive at the LNG Terminal in late 2015. The start-up of the project is estimated to take another 5 months due to the complexity of operational procedures.
The Terminal will provide access to natural gas shipped by sea. The initial regasification capacity of the facility is to reach 5 billion m3 per year, which could help satisfy 1/3 of Poland’s demand for natural gas. A feasibility study is being prepared to outline the possibility of increasing the terminal’s capacity by 50%, so that the overall capacity reaches 7.5 billion m3.
The Minister of Treasury Andrzej Czerwiński stressed that via this investment Poland became a country which is more independent with regard to natural gas supply. “Each citizen and entrepreneur who uses gas in their manufacturing processes can rest assured that we will never suffer from the shortage of this resource” – promised Mr Czerwiński at the inauguration ceremony in Świnoujście.