Nauticor and Destination Gotland start LNG bunkering in the port of Visby for MS “Visborg” with the world’s largest LNG bunker supply vessel “Kairos”
On March 15th, 2019, the world’s largest bunker supply vessel (BSV) for liquefied natural gas (LNG) “Kairos” has conducted the first LNG bunker supply operation for the newbuild ferry MS “Visborg” at the ferry pier of the port of Visby.
Spirit of Vancouver Island owned by BC Ferries, has been converted at Remontowa Shiprepair Yard SA. On 28 February 2019 the ferry departed from the yard following the completion of a mid-life upgrade (MLU).
LNG Port Equipment Seminar and a study Visit to Sagunto LNG Terminal was organised on 12-13 March in Valencia, Spain by ‘Go LNG’ Project. Polish LNG Platform co-organised the event.
Polish LNG Platform was present at the official christening of the LNG supply vessel MV Kairos
Remontowa LNG Systems Sp. z o.o. has launched an inquiry for the project: "The construction of a pilot docking station, as part of an LNG distribution system based on cryogenic container tanks”
The past year was a period of increased work in Polskie LNG. It contributed to excellent results of President Lech Kaczyński's LNG Terminal in Świnoujście and the timely implementation of the LNG Terminal Expansion Program. As part of the latter initiative, in late 2018, the company launched two tender procedures, for the development of the so-called onshore part (additional regasification installation, third LNG storage tank and LNG-to-rail transhipment system) and the offshore part (i.e. additional jetty).
PGNiG strengthens its position in the small-scale LNG market, with almost 18% more liquefied gas dispatched by the Company from Świnoujście last year than in 2017.
Polish LNG Platform was present at the kick-off seminar of the CEF, MoS project “Cargo capacity upgrade and LNG bunkering Świnoujście – Ystad maritime link”. The seminar was held on 25th January in Ystad, Sweden and was moderated by Mr. Emil Arolski, Chairman of the Polish LNG Platform. Over 60 participants attended the event along with the project consortium, including the Port of Ystad, Gaz-System S.A. and Polferries S.A. Key note speech by Swedish regional and governmental representatives as well as European officials underlined the critical importance of the maritime link project.
Polskie LNG has obtained a set of environmental and location decisions for all projects implemented under the LNG Terminal Expansion Program. The environmental permits are final, while the decisions issued by the Governor of West Pomerania are immediately enforceable (which stems directly from the provisions of the Special Act on the LNG Terminal).
On Sunday, January 27th 2019, PGNiG Polish Oil and Gas Company will receive another load of liquefied natural gas. It will be the 50th delivery to the President Lech Kaczyński LNG Terminal in Świnoujście. Thus the total LNG volume purchased so far by PGNiG will amount to approximately 5.7 bcm after regasification.