PERN: more fuel tanks with a total capacity of a quarter of a million cubic metres will be commissioned in 2023More fuel tanks with a total capacity of a quarter of a million cubic metres located across Poland will be commissioned in 2023, PERN vice-president Paweł Stańczyk said on Thursday.
– We are expanding capacity. This year we will commission more fuel tanks – more than a quarter of a million cubic metres across Poland,” said PERN’s Vice President Paweł Stańczyk during the 20th Nafta i Gaz Conference.
He added that further oil tanks are in the design phase. He recalled that three tanks with a capacity of 50,000 cubic metres will be built at the base in Dębogórze.
– The Port of Gdynia is planning investments that will facilitate the entry of vessels with a capacity of 100 thousand tonnes, said Stańczyk, adding that the tanks to be built will allow the unloading of such large vessels and the storage of larger quantities of crude oil.
PERN, based in Plock, is a state-owned entity, strategic for Poland’s energy security, which manages pipelines pumping crude oil to Orlen Group’s refineries in Plock and Gdansk, as well as to two refineries in Germany, and crude oil and finished fuel depots. According to PERN, the company currently has 19 fuel depots across the country, with a potential of around 2.4 million cubic metres of petroleum products, and four crude oil depots with a total capacity of over 4.1 million cubic metres.
For several years, PERN has been successively implementing the Megainvestment Programme aimed at increasing Poland’s energy security. These strategic undertakings include the expansion and modernisation of fuel depots, as well as projects involving crude oil depots and pipeline infrastructure. In January, the company completed the construction of a product pipeline from the Boronów depot to the PKN Orlen terminal in Trzebinia, which now ensures the strengthening of fuel supplies to the provinces of Małopolska and Silesia.
In January this year. PERN announced that it will spend nearly PLN 0.7 billion on investments and repairs this year.