Polish-state OGP Gaz-System SA is holding a second open season to gauge interest in a new 6.1-billion cu m/year (bcmy) floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU)-based LNG terminal near Gdańsk. The company anticipates the new non-binding open season, combined with an initial one held in 2021, will show roughly 4.5 bcmy of initial demand.
The FSRU’s startup design capacity will be guided by market response to the open season, but Gaz-System says the terminal would be expandable depending on future both domestic and regional natural gas demand. The company intends to assess market interest both in additional regasification capacity and in exporting regasified LNG to Slovakia, Lithuania, Denmark, Germany, the Czech Republic, and Ukraine.
The current open season closes Mar. 20, 2023.
Gaz-System has built more than 2,000 km of new gas transmission pipelines in recent years, and implemented projects it describes as aimed at diversifying gas supply sources and improving energy security, including three pipeline interconnections launched in 2022: with Lithuania, Slovakia, and Denmark. The company says it is holding talks with the Czech Republic and Ukraine regarding implementation of new cross-border interconnections.