Polish LNG terminal operator, Polskie LNG, started the tender procedure for the expansion of the President Lech Kaczyński facility in Świnoujście.
The company is seeking to select a contractor for three key projects within the first Polish LNG import facility, which includes construction of the third LNG storage tank, delivery of additional process installations increasing the regasification capacity to 7.5 billion cubic meters per year, and the LNG transshipment installation together with a railway siding.
The tender process includes the bidders’ prequalification stage, negotiations with short-listed bidders and signing the contract with the selected contractor by the end of 2019, the operator said in a statement.
Reaching the target capacity of 7.5 bcm/year is planned for 2021, while the other two projects are scheduled for completion in the second quarter of 2023.
The expansion program involves also the construction of the fourth component the second jetty for loading and unloading of LNG carriers, LNG transshipment and handling LNG bunker vessels and providing bunkering services.
The new jetty will be built in cooperation with Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority under a separate tender procedure, planned to be launched at the turn of this year.