LOTOS Group has announced that the feasibility study for its small-scale LNG terminal in Gdansk has been completed. If LOTOS decides to go ahead with the project, the terminal will be the first of its kind in Poland.
Pawel Jan Majewski, President of the Management Board of Grupa LOTOS, said: “We want to continue our strong leadership in alternative fuels. Gdansk is a perfect location for an LNG depot given that Poland’s two largest seaports, ie. the Gdansk and Gdynia ports, are located in its immediate vicinity and would likely become key buyers of LNG for bunkering gas-powered vessels. The feasibility study for the project has been completed. Now, we need to take the investment decisions.”
The construction of the small-scale LNG terminal in Gdansk is a joint initiative of Grupa LOTOS and operator Gazociagów Przemyslowych GAZ-SYSTEM, who are working together as a consortium.
LNG will be transported using dedicated tankers and cryogenic containers, to ensure that it maintains its characteristics, LOTOS said. It is designed to serve as an LNG handling and logistics depot supplying service stations, vessels (bunkering) and off-grid facilities, among others.
The project is related to the planned expansion of the capacities of the LNG terminal in Swinoujscie and the project to construct a floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) in the Gdansk 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. The 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 Gdansk as an important component of the logistics chain.
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