First Polish LNG Cargo Arrives at Świnoujście

Polish LNG terminal in Świnoujście will receive its first cargo of 210 thousand cubic meters of liquefied natural gas (LNG) today.

The test LNG cargo, being delivered from Qatari port of Ras Laffan aboard the 2009-built tanker Al Nuaman, will be used in the commissioning and cool-down of the Świnoujście LNG terminal.

Another LNG supply will be delivered to Świnoujście in February 2016 for additional system testing, while the commercial operation of the terminal is scheduled to start by mid-2016, after almost five years of construction.

The terminal is undergoing complex testing of system components, and further safety trials will be performed in the near future.

The contract for the LNG cargo was signed in September 2015 by Polskie LNG and Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo SA, which serves as an intermediary for the purposes of LNG supplies to the terminal.

The 315 meter long tanker Al Nuaman, which started its voyage from Ras Laffan on November 20, was moored at the eastern breakwater unloading platform.

World Maritime News Staff

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