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Regasification capacity booking process completed at Gulf of Gdańsk

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Molly Cooper

Journalist at Tank Storage Magazine.

Natural gas transmission system operator, GaZ-System and multinational oil refiner and petrol retailer, Orlen have signed an agreement for the provision of regasification services at the FSRU Terminal in the Gulf of Gdańsk, Poland.

This will constitute an important element of the gas import infrastructure for Poland and the entire CEE region.

The FSRU Terminal project assumes the construction of a Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU) located in the Gdańsk area, designed to perform regasification process of 6.1 billion m3 of gaseous fuel per year.

Tank terminal facility with grey skies and smokeThe regasification agreement was signed in the aftermath of the Open Season procedure in which Orlen submitted an order covering 100% of the Regasification Services offered by Gaz-System.

Marcin Chludziński, president of Gaz-System management board. ‘The FSRU terminal in Gdańsk contributes to the process of the country’s energy and economic transition towards less carbon-intensive energy sources. The FSRU Terminal project, market-confirmed by Orlen Group, constitutes another element of the country’s energy security scheme based on sound economic rationale.’

‘The fuel and energy security of Poland has always been and continues to be our priority. The need for enhanced security constituted one of the arguments for building a strong multi­utility group…we have the potential to engage in further projects that contribute to the energy independence of the country and the region,’ addsDaniel Obajtek, president of the management board of Orlen.

The FSRU Terminal in Gdańsk is currently at an advanced design stage.

It is expected that the construction of these connections will commence in 2024.

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