Poland LNG boost
Poland signed contracts worth $483 million to expand the LNG import terminal at Swinoujscie on the Baltic Sea coast to 6 million tonnes per annum of capacity from the current 3.7 MTPA by 2023. The contract was signed on the Polish side by network operator Gaz-System and the ports of Szczecin and Swinoujscie and on the engineering side by the two contractors, Porr AG of Germany and Bonn-based European LNG specialists TGE Gas Engineering.
Souki enhanced Tellurian role
Tellurian Inc., developer of the Driftwood LNG project near Lake Charles in Louisiana, has named Charif Souki as Executive Chairman. Souki had been Tellurian’s non-executive Chairman since founding the firm in February 2016 after he departed as Chief Executive of Cheniere Energy. “I am re-engaging to provide additional support to Tellurian, a company I co-founded with Martin Houston, using personal and friends and family funds,” said Souki.
LNG-fueled RoRo ships
The Chinese CIMC Raffles shipyard at Yantai in Shandong province has started building a second LNG-powered roll-on-roll-off ship for Sweden’s Wallenius Sol venture. The ice-class vessel is one of two on order and will have two Type-C LNG tanks with capacity of 685 cubic metres each. The Gothenburg-based Swedish shipping company is a joint venture formed by Wallenius Lines and Svenska Orient Linien. Once delivered in 2021, the two vessels will enter into service in the Baltic Sea trading routes.