Poland to commission LNG terminal in 2015 says economy minister

May 29, 2014 | Eastern Europe & Russia, LNG & LPG



London, United Kingdom | – Poland will commence operations of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Swinoujscie, north-western Poland in late May or early June 2015.

Poland deputy Prime Minister and Economy Minister Janusz Piechocinski was quoted by Xinhua as saying to local press that the terminal launch process will take a few months and is due to be fully operational, at capacity, at the turn of May and June next year.

Currently under construction, the terminal will undergo testing this autumn.

“The Polsteam (PZM) shipping company is considering the construction of two ferries running on this fuel in a pilot programme,” Piechocinski added.

“The terminal, which has much greater capacity than needed to handle Poland’s (LNG deal) with Qatar, could be a foundation of energy security on the Baltic Sea. Apart from ship’s operators’ vessels, we are talking about cooperation with Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Sweden and Germany.”

The Swinoujscie LNG terminal will provide 5 billion cubic meters of LNG per year and has option to increase the capacity to 7.5 billion cubic meters.