LOTOS CONDUCTS STUDY TO CONSTRUCT SMALL-SCALE LNG TERMINAL IN GDANSK
The feasibility study for the small-scale LNG terminal in Gda?sk has been completed. As a next step, the decision will be made whether to proceed with the project. The terminal would be the first such facility in Poland, which could help increase the use of LNG as a fuel in both maritime and road transport and thus strengthen the LOTOS Group’s position as a leader in alternative fuels.
The project to construct the small-scale LNG terminal in Gda?sk is a joint initiative of Grupa LOTOS and Operator Gazoci?gów Przemys?owych GAZ-SYSTEM working together as a consortium. The terminal is designed to serve as an LNG handling and logistics depot supplying service stations, vessels (bunkering) and off-grid facilities, among others. To ensure that it maintains its characteristics, LNG will be transported using dedicated tankers and cryogenic containers.
The project is also related to the planned expansion of the capacities of the LNG terminal in ?winouj?cie and the project to construct a floating storage regasification unit (FSRU), i.e. an off-shore terminal with on-board LNG regasification facilities, in the Gda?sk Bay.
The project involves construction of an LNG storage tank, a loading and unloading system for the vessel station, pumping facilities for ships, and pumping facilities for road tankers and containers. The terminal’s target storage capacity may exceed 3,000 m3. The purpose of the project is to tap the potential of the promising LNG handling and bunkering market. Expansion of Poland’s import capacities opens up an opportunity to create an LNG handling and distribution market in Poland and the wider region, with the LNG depot in Gda?sk as an important component of the logistics chain.
Located within the Baltic-Adriatic Corridor of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T), Gda?sk may become a significant logistics hub for LNG supplies along the entire corridor, enhancing the chances for increased use of LNG as an attractive alternative fuel in transport. The LNG depot in Gda?sk could also successfully supply LNG to areas in Poland without access to the gas grid.
LOTOS operates state-of-the-art refinery (located in Gda?sk), holding a suitable connection to Druzhba pipeline and Naftoport – Baltic Sea terminal network.
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