The Świnoujście-Ystad Maritime Link project has received €34m from the European Commission, which will cover approx. 26% of all expenses, set to amount to €132m.
The Ystad Municipality is the project's coordinator, whereas the Port of Ystad, Gaz System, Polskie LNG, and Polfferies are its partners.
In the Swedish port, investments will be made into setting up two berths together with associated facilities (ro-ro ramps, onshore power supply, stations for receiving black and grey wastewater, in-port roads, marshalling areas, and check-in counters delimiting the ISPS zone) as well as used to dredge the port basin and the approach channel, build a new and extend the existing breakwater in the southern and western parts of the port, respectively, and to prepare a dedicated area for the bunkering of liquefied natural gas (LNG). The investments are to be ready by 2021.
On the Polish side, Gaz System and Polskie LNG will invest in deploying an LNG bunkering vessel, expected to start operating in and around the companies' LNG terminal located in the Port of Świnoujście by 2022. Polferries, in turn, will work on putting in place a gas-run ro-pax that will start plying between the two ports in question by 2021.
The Świnoujście-Ystad Maritime Link project will be officially launched in Ystad on 24 January.
Photo: Ystad Municipality