Polish terminal transports LNG by trucks to serve ferries in Estonia
Liquefied natural gas from the Świnoujście LNG terminal is being loaded onto tank trucks and transported to Estonia. Its serves as fuel for ferries built in 2015 in the Polish shipyard in Gdańsk. The loading of LNG takes place at the terminal on business days. Depending on the number of orders, up to a dozen or so, tank trailers leave for various locations within 12 hours. However, there are several to a maximum of 15 or so trucks transporting LNG to Estonia per week.
“The loading takes place on the basis of previously arranged schedules,” said Tomasz Pietrasieński, Gaz-System spokesperson. “Hence there are no problems with queues, with the exception of situations not resulting from the work of the terminal, i.e. traffic on the roads. The average loading time is around one hour.”
The tank trucks leaving the terminal must travel 1,600 kilometers to get to Estonia. The reason for which the recipients have chosen the raw material from the terminal in Świnoujście is the high quality of the fuel, added Pietrasieński.
Świnoujście LNG terminal is operated by Polskie LNG S.A., a subsidiary of Gaz-System. As part of its 2015-2025 investment scheme, Gaz-System is planning to build over 2,000 km of new gas lines in western, southern and eastern Poland. Further expansion of the domestic transmission system, including construction of new gas pipelines being part of the North-South Gas Corridor, as well as construction of interconnections with Lithuania, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, will enhance Poland’s energy security and contribute considerably to the development of the European transmission system.