In connection with the state visit of the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda to Washington D.C., the Polish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG) has signed, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building of the White House, an agreement with Venture Global LNG to purchase an additional 1.5 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) of liquefied natural gas (LNG). United States Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry and Secretary of State for Strategic Energy Infrastructure of Poland, Piotr Naimski attended the signing ceremony.
Polish LNG Platform members were present at LNG Conference 2019, concluded in Gothenburg, Sweden. The event held on 27-28 May, 2019, gathered an engaged crowd and an impressive speaker line-up, providing the audience with an in-depth market overview, reports from ship operators who opted for LNG as marine fuel, as well as a closer look at some interesting, new tech solutions.
Polish LNG Platform and its members contributed to the GoLNG final project event in Klaipeda, Lithuania.
Nauticor and KN agree to transfer KN’s stake in the charter contract of the LNG bunker vessel “Kairos” to Nauticor
Nauticor and Klaipedos Nafta (KN) have agreed on the transfer of KN’s 10% stake in the charter contract of “Kairos”, the world’s largest LNG bunker supply vessel, to Nauticor. Thereby, Nauticor will become the sole charterer of Kairos.
On 24 April 2019, Polskie LNG, a member company of the GAZ-SYSTEM capital group, signed an agreement on for EU grant for the project of Expansion of the Functionality of President Lech Kaczynski’s LNG Terminal. The maximum amount of support from the European Regional Development Fund and the Cohesion Fund under the Operational Programme Infrastructure and Environment is PLN 553 million (EUR 128 million).
First ship-to-ship LNG bunker operation in the Baltic Sea for the container feeder vessel “Wes Amelie” from the world’s largest LNG bunker supply vessel “Kairos”
On April 21th, 2019, the world’s first container ship retrofitted with a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) engine, the “Wes Amelie”, received LNG through a ship-to-ship operation from the world’s largest LNG bunker supply vessel “Kairos”. The operation took place in the anchorage area in front of Visby, Sweden. The transfer of LNG between the two vessels marks an important step in several aspects, with “Wes Amelie” having received LNG for the first time from a bunker supply vessel and the Baltic Sea in general seeing the first ship-to-ship LNG bunker operation for a vessel of that kind.
Vessel returns to service after a mid-life upgrade including a conversion to natural gas completed at Remontowa Ship Repair Yard S.A. in Gdansk, Poland.
Latest developments of Polish LNG Platform and LNG industry in Poland – Credit to GoLNG Project
Nauticor has commenced supply of LNG by ship to the Gothia Tanker Alliance with a bunker operation for the LNG-fuelled product tanker “Fure Valö”
On April 15th, 2019, the world’s largest bunker supply vessel (BSV) for liquefied natural gas (LNG) “Kairos” provided LNG in a ship-to-ship bunker operation to a product tanker. “Fure Valö”, a vessel of the tanker pool managed by the Gothia Tanker Alliance, received LNG at the anchorage area of Sandhamn, near the Swedish capital of Stockholm. The bunker operation was the first offshore ship-to-ship operation that was conducted by the 117 meter long BSV.
Landmark well-to-wake study represents definitive figures for GHG emissions and confirms LNG as major contribution in meeting IMO's 2050 GHG targets for shipping