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First LNG carrier in the outer port in Świnoujście

On 11th December 20105 the first vessel with delivery of liquefied natural gas moored the brand new quay in the outer port in Świnoujście. M/v “Al Nuaman" delivered approx. 210 thousand cubic meters of LNG dedicated to cool and startup the installation.

At the end of 2014, the Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority completed an investment project in Świnoujście, which was one of four projects comprising the largest energy programme in the history of Poland, namely the building of the LNG terminal in Świnoujście. This strategic programme will have a major economic impact at the regional, national, and European levels. The main objective was to improve energy and economic security of the country by diversifying gas supplies to Poland. Several organizations were responsible for specific parts of the project implementation process. The project delivered a semi-open outer port basin of 130 ha, of which 20 ha are designated for land reclamation. The basin is protected with an existing breakwater securing the entry to the port of Świnoujście, and a new breakwater of 3km in length on the other side.

The part of the investment implemented by the Seaports Authority included building of an unloading platform with safe mooring systems for LNG carriers, trestle bridge, and a technological and fire water platform and dredging the basin to 14.5 m next to the unloading platform and to 12.5 m along the remaining part of the jetty. The project received EUR25 million from the European Energy Programme for Recovery. The platform is designed for handling ships of 315m in length, 50m in width, 12.5 m in draught and capacity of 120 to 216 thousand m3.

 

Phot. E. Kubowska

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