Poland expects next LNG delivery at Świnoujście terminal
The next delivery of liquefied natural gas to Poland is expected on Sunday, 7 August 2016. It is already the sixth LNG carrier arriving at the LNG Terminal in Świnoujście named after President Lech Kaczyński. During holidays these over 300 m ships are a real attraction, Polskie LNG said in a news release.
This time a vessel called Al Gattara will arrive from Quatar. The ship with a length of 315 m and a width of 50 m will deliver approximately 221 thousand cubic meters of liquefied gas. It is expected to arrive in Świnoujście on Sunday morning.
"Ships arriving to the gas port became quite an attraction in Świnoujście," said Piotr Piwowarczyk, President of the Tourist Organization in Świnoujście. One can see them perfectly from the west breakwater situated near the main part of the beach, i.e. the Uznam Island. Maritime enthusiasts observe ships from the light house in Świnoujście as well - the highest light house on the Polish sea-coast where one can admire a beautiful view on the LNG Terminal and almost whole Pomeranian Bay.
Al Gattara is the sixth ship with LNG. The load of the first two deliveries was intended for the cooling down and launch of the installation. The next ones are commercial deliveries, including one which was ordered based on the spot conditions, i.e. contracted under the terms and conditions specified in the short-term regasification contract.
The delivered material undergoes the regasification process, i.e. a process of changing the liquid form to a gaseous form, and then transported to the national transmission system in the quantity of more than 126 million of cubic meters of natural gas. Upon being controlled at the measurement station, the gas is directed straight to the Świnoujście-Szczecin pipeline, from where it is subsequently transferred to the rest of the GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. transmission infrastructure, and then, to customers.