Poland has an existing 6.2 bln m3/year LNG regasification terminal in Swinoujscie that is undergoing an expansion to bring its capacity to 8.3 bln m3/yr by 2023.
It also plans to bring on stream a 6.1 bln m3/yr FSRU in Gdansk in 2025.
- Having had its Russian gas deliveries suspended last month, Poland is looking to fast-track these projects, and with the Czech Republic and Slovakia also vying for alternatives to Russian supply, there may be justification for a 2nd FSRU, Moskwa said.
- Different options can be considered,
- We could open another FSRU and charter another vessel but this would be a responsibility of our partners
Poland is also awaiting the launch this October of the Baltic Pipe, which will enable it to access Norwegian pipeline gas supply.