First LNG bunker fuel delivery completed in Poland

First LNG bunker fuel delivery completed in Poland

Grupa LOTOS S.A. (LOTOS) and Polish Oil & Gas Company SA (PGNiG) delivered 120 m³ (120 thousand liters) of LNG as bunker fuel for SIEM HARMONY, a modern Platform Supply Vessel currently under construction in the Remontowa Shipbuilding shipyard, to enable its sea trials before commissioning. The natural gas was transported by tank cars from the Lech Kaczyński LNG Terminal to the shipyard in Gdańsk. This is the very first logistic project of this kind in Poland, a fruit of cooperation between LOTOS and PGNiG.

“The terminal in Świnoujście allows us to efficiently transport LNG across the country. More and more vessels are powered with LNG, as a fuel ensuring compliance with the most stringent regulations pertaining to sulfur and other noxious product emissions. This is why we are going to develop our bunkering services,” said Henryk Mucha, President of PGNiG Obrót Detaliczny.

“The technologies of LNG distribution and use are technologies of the future,” emphasized Przemysław Marchlewicz, Vice President of the Management Board of Grupa LOTOS S.A. ‘I am glad that Grupa LOTOS, jointly with PGNiG and the shipyards, is taking on this challenge to the benefit of the entire country. We will support the development of this branch and related infrastructure. It is a right and desirable direction also, or perhaps mainly, because of environmental reasons.”

“LOTOS Asfalt diversifies bunker fuel supplies to the market which expects suppliers to come up with alternative, low-sulfur solutions,” said Piotr Przyborowski, President of the Management Board of LOTOS Asfalt. ‘This is a completely new and innovative direction in our business. What we are doing is communicate to the market that our product mix has been extended to include the LNG bunker fuel with delivery to all ports in Poland.”

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