Dialogs with potential customers of the FSRU 2 terminal project are continuing, the construction of the first FSRU in Gdansk is not in jeopardy, Climate Minister Anna Lukaszewska-Trzeciakowska said.
Gas transmission system operator Gaz-System said in November that for the second floating LNG terminal in Gdansk, under the Open Season procedure, it had not obtained orders at a level that would warrant the project.
The FSRU 1 terminal’s regasification capacity of 6.1 billion cubic meters of gas per year has already been 100 percent booked by Orlen. FSRU 2 with a regasification capacity of 4.5 billion cubic meters of gas per year was in principle to serve foreign customers. In the end, they did not place orders at a level justifying the construction of a second terminal.
Gaz-System, reporting on the unsuccessful closure of the Open Season procedure, said that the declarations of interest in regasification services submitted indicated that talks could continue in the future. As Anna Lukaszewska-Trzeciakowska told reporters, the FSRU 1 project is going according to plan.
On the other hand, talks with entities from the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia that were interested in using the terminal are continuing, but already outside the Open Season formula, which has been closed, the minister added.
In her opinion, the decisions made by these entities “were not entirely based on economic calculations, but rather on calculations that were not consistent with the offer lying on the table.”
At the end of November, the Czech company CEZ booked regasification capacity of 2 billion cubic meters of gas per year at the planned German Stade LNG terminal, which is expected to start operating in mid-2027.