As of April 1st 2020, PGNiG (Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo) is the only consumer of the small-scale LNG reloading station in Klaipeda, Lithuania, which supplies the corporate entry to the Baltic Sea markets and permits it to optimise the logistics of LNG provides to clients in North Eastern Poland.
The starting of April noticed the entry into power of an settlement between PGNIG S.A. and Klaipedos Nafta (KN), which grants the Polish firm the unique proper to make use of the LNG reloading station positioned within the sea port of Klaipeda.
“It is a crucial step in constructing PGNiG’s place on overseas markets. I’m satisfied that PGNiG’s competence in small-scale LNG buying and selling and operations will allow it to successfully develop the marketplace for this gasoline in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. We already provide our LNG to clients in Germany and the Czech Republic,” stated Jerzy Kwiecinski, CEO of PGNiG.
KN is, amongst others, the operator of a floating storage and regasification unit within the port of Klaipeda and the small-scale LNG reloading station positioned on the gateway to the port. In 2019, the Lithuanian firm organised an tender for the unique use of the station for 5 years. PGNiG’s bid was thought-about one of the best and the businesses signed the related settlement in November 2019.
The LNG reloading station in Klaipeda has 5 tanks with a complete capability of 5,000 cubic metres (2,250 tonnes) of liquefied fuel. It has two loading stations for LNG vans and ISO containers, which can be utilized concurrently. The wharf of the station makes it potential not solely to obtain LNG from vessels, but additionally to load LNG. As a end result, the station can be utilized for bunkering ships powered by LNG engines.
The use of the Klaipeda station not solely opens overseas markets to PGNiG, however may even improve the attractiveness of the Company’s providing to clients in Poland. The value of LNG transport is a crucial part of the gasoline’s value. For clients from North Eastern Poland, the potential of receiving LNG from Lithuania can be a great various to provides from the President Lech Kaczynski Terminal in Swinouj?cie and PGNiG’s liquefied fuel manufacturing vegetation in Odolanow and Grodzisk Wielkopolski, located within the Province of Wielkopolska.
(Source: PGNiG – Image: Klaipeda LNG facility, Lithuania)
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