LNG Terminal’s High Safety Standards
Most advanced techniques and strict procedures will be applied while transporting gas from methane carriers and storing LNG in Świnoujście. Ships arriving at the port will be positioned in a special turning basin – bow towards the exit. The methane carrier will be then connected to the unloading system. The station for ships is equipped with cutting-edge navigation and mooring devices. Unloading the LNG cargo will usually take place during the day in presence of at least three quarters of the crew.
LNG will be transmitted into two cryogenic tanks where the temperature is -162⁰C. Their structure resembles a flask based on a solid foundation. These are modern tanks built according to the full containment (tank in tank) technology. This reliable technology is also applied in terminals in Barcelona, Zeebrugge in Belgium and in Boston. As experience shows, they perform reliably.
The inner part of the full containment container is made of nickel steel which maintains its properties even in low temperatures and it does not crack. The insulation layer is composed of pearlite (volcanic glass) and the inner part is made of reinforced concrete, and the entire double-containment structure works like a flask.
The LNG terminal acquired relevant certificates confirming fulfilment of the most stringent requirements for European LNG regasification ports. The “Integrated Management System” certificate confirms that the construction of the LNG terminal is carried out pursuant to highest quality standards, in harmony with the environment and in line with all legal requirements of natural environment protection.