Polskie LNG has signed a contract with Selas-Linde to provide SCV vapourisers, the equipment necessary for the expansion programme of the LNG Terminal in Świnoujście.
The SCVs are the heart of the plant, enabling the terminal to send out natural gas after regasification – currently at 5 billion cbm annually, and up to 7.5 billion cbm after the expansion programme has been completed.
SCVs (Submerged Combustion Vapourisers) are devices for changing the physical state of natural gas from liquefied (LNG) into volatile, which is pumped to gas transmission pipelines and finally to households and industrial plants. In the regasification process, natural gas expands almost six hundred times increasing its volume. There are currently five vapourisers of this kind installed in the LNG Terminal, four in operation and one redundant. They were delivered by Selas-Linde GmbH, which is a leading worldwide manufacturer of LNG vapourisers, process furnaces, fired heaters and incineration equipment for the chemical and petrochemical industry. The contract with Selas-Linde signed today involves the delivery of two additional vapourisers.
“The LNG Terminal is an important element of the strategy of diversification of sources and directions of natural gas import to Poland,” said Piotr Naimski, Government Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure. “The LNG Terminal Expansion Program is complementary to another project – Baltic Pipe – a pipeline connecting natural gas deposits in Norway with Poland. These two projects will allow for the import of fuel at competitive prices from new independent sources of supply, and consequently to become independent from the monopolistic supplier from the East.”
“The expansion of the gas terminal in Świnoujście along with the Baltic Pipe project, North-South Corridor, interconnectors and the construction of a Floating Storage Regasification Unit at the port of Gdańsk, is one of the most important investment projects currently implemented by the GAZ-SYSTEM Group. The contract being signed today for the delivery of SCV vapourisers means that this project is entering the implementation phase,” pointed out Tomasz Stępień, President of the Management Board of GAZ-SYSTEM.
Paweł Jakubowski, President of the Management Board of Polskie LNG, also commented: “The first stage and also the most important objective of the LNG Terminal Expansion Program is to increase the regasification capacity by 50 per cent. The contract we have concluded today is a proof of the effective implementation of the planned activities so far, and a guarantee of successful completion of the SCV project by the end of 2021. We are also progressing with three other projects under the Program.”
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