Polish Government-backed Gaz-System has selected Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) to supply an FSRU.
The FSRU will be stationed in the Bay of Gdansk and serve as a regasification terminal for LNG.
Poland is enhancing its LNG infrastructure as part of efforts to move away from Russian gas in favour of LNG imports and pipeline gas from Norway.
MOL is said to operate the world’s largest LNG fleet, comprising nearly 120 vessels, including seven FSRU units.
The planned FSRU will be moored at a platform around 3km offshore, near the Port of Gdansk, between the Vistula River branches of Śmiała and Martwa.
This development is part of a broader programme that includes the necessary offshore and onshore infrastructure.
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Before initiating tenders for the offshore infrastructure, Gaz-System is assessing the construction market’s potential.
The project’s completion is scheduled for 2027/2028.
GAZ-SYSTEM management board vice-president Andrzej Kensbok said: The selection of the LNG floating storage and regasification unit supplier is an important milestone in the implementation of the FSRU programme, which the company has pursued for many months now.”
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines senior managing executive officer in charge of Europe and Africa region Toshinobu Shinoda said: “Being selected for this strategically important project for Poland has been a great honour for MOL and we are committed to working closely with GAZ-SYSTEM to deliver Poland’s first FSRU, which would not only strengthen the energy security in Poland but in the region in the long-term.”
Orlen has reserved the terminal’s full regasification capacity of up to 6.1 billion cubic metres of gas annually, which allows for up to 58 LNG shipments each year.