Pioneering LNG Delivery in Poland

September 14, 2016 in LNG, Marine, Milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

PGNiG and Lotos Provide Fuel for New Siem PSV:
‘Very First Logistic Project of This Kind in Poland’

Polish Oil & Gas Company SA said Tuesday that with Gdańsk-based Grupa Lotos SA it’s delivered a first load of liquefied natural gas to be used as a bunker fuel for Siem Harmony, an LNG-diesel dual fuel-powered platform supply vessel being built by Remontowa, also in Gdańsk.

Wärtsilä is supplying its VS 4411 DF design and engines and LNGPac fuel system for six 293-foot platform supply vessels for Siem Offshore.

Remontowa is building new LNG-fueled platform supply vessels for Siem Offshore.

“This is the very first logistic project of this kind in Poland,” states a release.

The shipment involved 120 cubic meters (31,700 gallons) of LNG for Harmony, which is one of a series of PSVs being built for Norway’s Siem by Remontowa (HHP Insight, January 7, 2014).

From Terminal to Shipyard

The gas was transported by tank cars from the Lech Kaczyński LNG terminal to Remontowa yard, PGNiG said.

‘The terminal in Świnoujście allows us to efficiently transport LNG across the country,” PGNiG president Henryk Mucha says in the announcement. “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.

‘We Are Going to Develop Our Bunkering Services’

“This is why we are going to develop our bunkering services,” he said.

“The technologies of LNG distribution and use are technologies of the future,” said Lotos management board VP Przemysław Marchlewicz. “Grupa Lotos, jointly with PGNiG and the shipyards, is taking on this challenge to the benefit of the entire country.

‘A Completely New and Innovative Direction’

“Lotos Asfalt diversifies bunker fuel supplies to the market which expects suppliers to come up with alternative, low-sulfur solutions,’ said, President of the Management Board of Lotos Asfalt. ‘

“This is a completely new and innovative direction in our business, said Lotos Asfalt management board president Piotr Przyborowski. “Our product mix has been extended to include the LNG bunker fuel with delivery to all ports in Poland.’

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Source: PGNiG with HHP Insight follow-up

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