President Lech Kaczyński LNG Terminal has been supplied with as much as 2.5 mln m3 of LNG
On Wednesday, March 22, the President Lech Kaczyński LNG Terminal was visited by another tank ship bringing in liquid natural gas. In total, since the initial delivery made back in December 2015, over 2.5 million cubic meters of LNG, have been conveyed by the sea route.
This time, following the regasification, i.e. the process meant to change the state of a material, from liquid to gas, the national transmission system has been supplied, in total, with 1.5 billion cubic meters of gas.
- This is one of the most advantageous properties of LNG. If liquefied, its volume is 600 times smaller as when volatilized.
Therefore, it is more efficient in terms of transportation – explains Tomasz Pietrasieński, spokesperson for GAZ-SYSTEM.
Tank ships, that deliver LNG, are Q-flexes. Natural gas in a liquefied state is stored in membrane-type cargo tanks, using the vessel’s hull as a supporting structure.
Carriers are 315 meters long and 50 meters wide. Each time they are able to keep over 200 000 cubic meters of LNG.
After the regasification, the product is passed to the national transmission system in the amount of more than 120 million cubic meters of gas. Once the measuring terminal has been checked, the ouput is addressed directly to the Świnoujście–Szczecin gas pipeline, and then it is redistributed to the industrial infrastructure of GAZ-SYSTEM, and, eventually, to the end users.
Moreover, the Terminal works as a spot, where road tankers are loaded with LNG. Depending on the demand, up to dozen of road tankers leave Świnoujście each day.