Gaz-System Eyes Poland's Gdansk Bay for Possible LNG Bunkering-Capable Vessel

by Ship & Bunker News Team
Tuesday March 28, 2017

Warsaw-based OGP Gaz-System S.A. (Gaz-System) says it is considering Poland's Gdansk Bay as a potential location for a vessel capable of liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering and reloading the LNG to smaller tankers.

The news came as part of an announcement that the company is conducting a feasibility study for the Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) in Gdansk Bay.

"Aside from its basic service consisting in supplying the national grid with regasified natural gas, the analysed vessel will be also capable to provide additional services like either reloading the LNG to smaller tankers or bunkering natural gas-propelled vessels," said Gaz-System.

Eight bidders are said to have taken part in the tendering process for the PLN 3 billion ($770 million) project, with completion of the works and the feasibility study acceptance slated for November this year.

"The operational activity of FSRU is foreseen to commence in the first half of the 2021, on condition that Final Investment Decision is made by GAZ-SYSTEM Management Board," explained the company.