Polskie LNG launches tender for LNG terminal expansion programme
Polskie LNG has officially announced the commencement of the tender procedure to select a contractor for three key projects within the President Lech Kaczyński LNG Terminal Expansion Program. The company operates the Świnoujście LNG Terminal in Poland.
These components include construction of the third LNG process storage tank, delivery of additional process installations increasing the regasification capacity, and the LNG transhipment installation together with a railway siding. The overall objective of the said projects is not only to increase Poland’s energy security, but also to allow Polskie LNG to offer new services to domestic and foreign customers alike.
The publication of the contract notice officially commences the tender procedure with the view to select the contractor for the expansion of the LNG terminal which involves the delivery of three main components:
- Additional regasification installation – increasing the nominal regasification capacity of the terminal to 7.5 billion Nm3/year.
- Third LNG process storage tank – increasing the operational flexibility of the LNG terminal installation and ensuring the optimum natural gas process storage capacity.
- LNG-to-Rail transhipment installation – extending the range of services provided with the possibility of natural gas transhipment onto ISO containers and rail tankers and thus reaching new prospective customers.
The tender process includes the bidders prequalification stage, negotiations with short-listed bidders and signing the contract with the selected Contractor by the end of 2019. Reaching the target capacity of 7.5 billion Nm3/year is planned in 2021.
The other two projects are scheduled for completion in the second quarter of 2023. The LNG Terminal Expansion Program is to be implemented under the “design and build” formula.
The expansion program involves also the construction of the fourth component, i.e. the second jetty for loading and unloading of LNG carriers, LNG transhipment and handling LNG bunker vessels and providing bunkering services. The new jetty will be built in cooperation with Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority under a separate tender procedure, planned to be launched at the turn of this year.
For more information visit www.polskielng.pl
4th January 2019