The gas carrier Grażyna Gęsicka made its first arrival at the port of Świnoujście in Poland with a cargo of liquefied natural gas.

The vessel, the second of the gas carriers fleet being built for the ORLEN Group, delivered some 65,000 tonnes of LNG loaded at the Freeport terminal in the United States. The delivery was made based on a spot market transaction.

The Grażyna Gęsicka was built at Hyundai Heavy Industries, a shipyard specialised in the construction of LNG vessels and located in Ulsan, South Korea.

Like the other vessels built to the order of the ORLEN Group, it measures some 300 metres and has a capacity to carry loads equivalent to about 105 mcm of regasified LNG.

The company´s top management expects stability of its LNG supplies to Poland and expansion of group´s operational flexibility. The company also claims that the gas carrier Grażyna Gęsicka is equipped with solutions enhancing its energy efficiency and reducing the environmental impact, including a system for integrated management of electricity consumption.

It is also said that, the size and carrying capacity of the gas carriers ordered by Orlen, will allow it to receive cargoes from almost all liquefaction and regasification facilities the world over, increasing its ability to engage in international LNG trade.

“Another vessel of the LNG carrier fleet being built for ORLEN began service in international waters as planned, strengthening the Group’s position on the global LNG market. Well diversified directions and sources of energy commodity supplies and ability to freely control transport logistics are all guarantors of our energy security,” says Daniel Obajtek, CEO and President of the PKN ORLEN Management Board.

The delivery made in late June by “Grażyna Gęsicka” was the 30th one received by the Group this year and the 236th one since the LNG Terminal in Świnoujście was commissioned.