EU backs new LNG fuel project

Malcolm Latarche
Malcolm Latarche
ShipInsight

19 November 2018


A project aimed at improving LNG fuelling infrastructure in Spanish ports has received funding by the EU.

Co-ordinated by the Spanish company Enagás, the LNGHIVE2 Infrastructure and Logistics Solutions’ project, has been selected by the European Commission ‘Connecting Europe Facility’ (CEF) for funding. The initiative aims to boost the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a fuel for maritime and rail transport. The total investment in the project will be around €14m, of which close to three million euros will be financed by European funds.

The project is scheduled to run until 2022 and includes adapting the regasification terminals in Huelva and Sagunto to offer LNG as a fuel. It also foresees to introduce LNG in a “maritime-rail green corridor” between the Port of Huelva and the ADIF rail terminal in Majarabique, the dry port of Seville.

As well as Enagas the project is being promoted by the Spanish Ports Authority and six other partners: the Port Authority of Huelva, RENFE Mercancías, ADIF, Saggas, Marflet Marine, and the Valencia port Foundation.