Qatargas delivers first LNG cargo to Poland
The vessel with first ever delivery of the LNG cargo arrived at the Polish LNG Receiving Terminal in Swinoujscie
Qatargas has delivered its first LNG cargo to PGNiG (Polish Oil & Gas) and has assisted in the delivery according to the agreement with the Polskie LNG (Polish LNG.
The Qatargas chartered Q-Flex Vessel, named Al Nuaman, carrying 210,000 cubic metres of LNG, delivered the cargo at the newly constructed Swinoujscie LNG Receiving Terminal.
The LNG cargo is the first of two planned cargoes that will be supplied by Qatargas for the cool-down and commissioning of the Polish LNG Receiving Terminal. According to the current schedule, the second delivery is planned for February 2016.
“We are extremely delighted at this historic milestone and hope that our support in commissioning of this newly constructed LNG receiving terminal will in turn help to fuel sustainable economic growth and development throughout Poland, Eastern Europe and across all nations along the Baltic Sea basin,” Qatargas’ chief executive officer, Khalid bin Khalifa Al Thani, said.
“The Swinoujscie LNG receiving terminal is a clear manifestation of Poland’s vision and commitment to ensure diversified, reliable and secure supplies of LNG and natural gas,” Al Thani said.
He added: “Poland represents a new market for Qatargas’ premium LNG and the delivery of LNG into Poland further demonstrates our commitment to provide Europe with a clean energy source, reliably and safely. This terminal will further expand LNG’s reach into Europe — first into Poland and thereafter as a gateway into the land-locked countries in central Europe as well as into the Baltic region.”
PGNiG will receive the LNG deliveries based on the 20-year contract, in accordance with which Qatargas will deliver one million tonnes of LNG annually.
“The Swinoujscie LNG Terminal becomes the 17th LNG terminal that Qatargas provides deliveries and marks another significant milestone in Qatargas’ history. Qatargas is extremely proud to be associated with the Swinoujscie LNG terminal and with Poland,” Al Thani commented.