Representatives of GAZ-SYSTEM, the Port of Gdansk Authority and the Maritime Office in Gdynia signed a letter of intent regarding cooperation in the construction of a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) terminal at the Port of Gdansk.
The document specifies the role of each party in the LNG FSRU terminal construction programme. It also includes a list of projects necessary for its implementation. The letter of intent will serve as a basis for a separate agreement, where each stakeholder will define the terms and scope of their cooperation.
“We are happy that Gaz-System has chosen our port as the best location for the construction of the terminal. This will have a direct impact on increasing the number of transshipment operations within the port. Moreover, it will pave the way to handling a completely new cargo group, that of natural gas. It is also going to be a great opportunity for entities in the region, which will be able to source the raw material for their own processes through our port. The greatest advantage of the project is efficiency, because regasification of 1 m3 of LNG creates 600 m3 of gaseous product. Our joint investment, involving not only the Port and Gaz System but also the Maritime Office in Gdynia, will contribute to the energy independence of our country. It should also be added that in our region, this type of regasification unit, called ‘Independence’ has been already successfully used since 2014 by Lithuanians at the Port of Klaip da,” says Lukasz Greinke, President of the Port of Gdansk.
“The construction of a floating LNG terminal within the Bay of Gdansk has long been discussed. It is also part of the spatial development plans for the waters of the Port of Gdansk, which are currently being processed by the Maritime Office in Gdynia. The functions of the hydrotechnical facilities, such as the currently being modernised and newly built protective breakwaters in the Northern Port, are not strictly limited to safety of navigation. Such structures will also facilitate the implementation of the planned undertaking,” says Wieslaw Piotrzkowski, Master Mariner, Director of the Maritime Office in Gdynia.
Anna Drozd, Press spokesperson of the Port of Gdansk