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24.04.2013

Polskie LNG’s support for Świnoujście community One million worth of recreation area

An outdoor canopy stage with auditorium, a mock-up ship for children to play, rope-climbing devices – to name just a few attractions of the recreational area which will be soon established near the Municipal House of Culture in Warszów district of Świnoujscie. Its estimated one million zloty worth of equipment will be sponsored by Polskie LNG, Świnoujscie Liquefied Natural Gas Receiving Terminal Project Sponsor.

The design works on the recreation area situated in Warszów near the Municipal House of Culture and the kindergarten are to be soon completed. The project was commissioned by Świnoujście local government authorities. The fenced area of 340 square meters will accommodate children's playground, an outdoor canopy stage with sound system and auditorium.

The playground will comprise various playing facilities, including several meters’ long mock-up ship and rope-climbing devices. These will be completed by a canopy stage with auditorium accommodating a few dozen spectators, designed for outdoor events and outfitted with sound installation. The area will be fenced (with two gates - to the kindergarten and to the Municipal House of Culture), well illuminated and constantly monitored.

Moreover, the designed recreation area comprises a special educational section devoted to the history of Warszów district in Świnoujście, displayed on information boards. In this part of the area visitors will also find information on the LNG Terminal - one of the key Polish energy investments of strategic importance for the economy and national security. The LNG Unloading Terminal is being erected in Warszów district and it will start operating in mid-2014. The Project Sponsor - Polskie LNG company is committed to maintaining good relations with the local community. Rafał Wardziński, CEO of Polskie LNG, said, ‘The recreation area project is extremely important for our neighbours. We know that such a place is much needed in this part of the city. That is why we decided to sponsor its construction.’

The design works on the recreation area are to be soon completed. The next step will involve a tender to appoint the contractor to carry out the works on the site. The recreation area is expected to be open in autumn 2014.

Recently Polskie LNG supported John Garduła Municipal Hospital in Świnoujście. The funds donated by the Project Sponsor and the Consortium constructing the Terminal were invested in laparoscopy equipment along with a package of medical disposables. Furthermore, Świnoujście Fire & Rescue Services received equipment for evacuation from height, composite bottles, and DZS3600 remote control device, improving firefighters’ daily operations and directly enhancing Świnoujście citizens’ safety.

The main objective of the cooperation between the EPC Contractor and Polskie LNG under "Civic Social Initiative" project is to support the development of Świnoujście, in particular Warszów district, as a corporate social responsibility activity embedded in the said Companies’ business strategy.

 

Contact person:

Maciej Mazur

Manager for Communications and PR

E-mail: maciej.mazur@polskielng.pl

Tel.: 0048 668 339 322

 

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Polskie LNG S.A. is a special purpose vehicle founded in 2007 to build the LNG Terminal in Świnoujście - the system for receiving and regasification of liquefied natural gas (LNG) delivered by sea from almost every direction in the world.

The facility built in Świnoujście is the first infrastructure project of this kind not only in Poland but also in Central and Eastern Europe, allowing diversification of gas supply sources and to improving energy security in the region. For this reason the investment has been recognized by the Government as strategic for Polish economy.

In the first period of operations, the LNG terminal will receive 5 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year. In the future, depending on the demand for this type of fuel, the re-gasification capacity may be increased to 7.5 billion cubic meters, which comprises approx. 50% of current annual demand for gas in Poland (at present Polish consumption of gas amounts to 14 billion cubic meters of gas per year).

Besides Polskie LNG S.A., the company responsible for the construction of the land part of the LNG Terminal comprising unloading facilities, liquefied natural gas storage tanks and regasification installation, there are three more entities involved in this investment, namely Maritime Office in Szczecin, Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority and OGP GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. – PLNG S.A’s parent company.

The construction of the LNG terminal is co-financed from the EU Infrastructure and Environment Operational Programme and the EU Energy Programme for Recovery.

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