Polskie LNG gets permits for terminal expansion
Polish LNG terminal operator, Polskie LNG, said it has obtained a set of environmental and location permits for all projects to be implemented under the LNG terminal expansion program.
Polskie LNG said that the two tender procedures for the expansion project contractors are in progress.
The objective of the first procedure is the selection of the contractor for three key components of the onshore expansion program: construction of the third process storage tank, additional process installations increasing the regasification capacity and the LNG-to-rail transshipment installation along with a dedicated railway siding. Upon bidders’ request, the deadline for submitting the offers was extended until February 19.
The second tender procedure pertains to the construction of an additional jetty. The latter project is implemented in collaboration with the Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority. In that tender procedure, the offers are due by February 26, the operator said.
“The environmental decision and location permit are of fundamental importance for subsequent phases of collating pivotal project documentation such as building permits required for the investment process,” said Paweł Jakubowski, president of the management board of Polskie LNG.
The expansion of the President Lech Kaczyński facility in Świnoujście is a response to the growing market demand for natural gas in Central and Eastern Europe and in the entire Baltic Sea region, Polskie LNG’s statement reads.