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The second meeting of the project stakeholders’ group took place in Madrid on May 10th, counting with the participation of some of the representatives of the 79 companies that formally decided to join this group. Among them there are shipbuilders, engineering firms, shipping companies, public administrations, universities, port authorities and category associations that permit enabling a fruitful bi-directional information flux capable of overall enhancing the project outcomes and the sector knowledge.
Organized by the project coordinator Enagás, the meeting pursued the aim of presenting to the attendees the results of the Study on LNG Supply Demand and Logistics Chains and the tool developed for that purpose. Furthermore, CORE LNGas hive project updates and LNGHIVE2 strategy were also presented. The activity has been conducted in the framework of the stakeholders’ engagement plan, defined in order to take on board external feedback as essential element required in order to maximize the project impact.
Enagás Entrepreneurship General Manager, Fernando Impuesto, opened the meeting by stressing the protagonist role that the 42 partners and the stakeholders have within the project. He thanked the stakeholders for their participation and reminded the new opportunities that LNG offers, notably within maritime transport, as well as the forecasted evolution of the demand for liquefied natural gas. Puertos del Estado, represented by Antonio Góngora, Head of logistics and intermodal area, shared with the attendees the progress of the revision of the “National Policy Framework for Alternative Energy in Transport”, and the LNGHIVE2 strategy, the follow up of CORE LNGas hive. José Enrique Murcia, Project Technical Leader, presented the updates of CORE LNGas hive, explaining the efforts of the 42 project partners in the development of feasibility studies and pilots covering different typologies of infrastructures (including barges, jetties, tugs, straddle carriers, mobile OPS and LNG/CNG stations).
The final part of the meeting was key for the explanation of LNG demand and supply logistics chain results, presentation done through an interactive session with case studies. The event was also great networking opportunity for all the attendees.
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The third CORE LNG as hive Conference for the promotion of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as the most sustainable fuel in the transport sector, particularly in shippingtook place in Algeciras last April 24th . The event was officially opened by Salvador de la Encina, the President of the Spanish Ports Authority; Gerardo Landaluce, the President of the Port of Algeciras Bay Authority (APBA); and Claudio Rodríguez, Enagás Gas Assets General Manager.
The latest developments in the project and the support offered by the European Commission and the Government of Spain for the promotion of the decarbonisation of maritime transport, particularly in ports, were explained at the conference.
The main progress made has been the adaptation and construction of infrastructure and the application of LNG to multimodal transport to enable small-scale and bunkering (ship refuelling) services with LNG to be provided in the Iberian Peninsula.
Study on LNG Supply Demand and Logistics Chains
In the course of proceedings, the Study on LNG Supply Demand and Logistics Chains was presented, together with an application for the design and parametrisation of LNG supply logistics chains. The application estimates that LNG supply at the port of Algeciras and other ports on the Strait of Gibraltar will be particularly competitive.
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CORE LNGas hive has been awarded during the IV FINE 2019 Awards with a special recognition for its contribution to the port sector.
The award was collected by Fernando Impuesto – Coordinator of the Project and Enagás Entrepreneurship General Manager, Juan Andres Díez de Ulzurrun – Enagás General Manager and Chairman of BBG LNG Terminal, and Benito Nuñez – General Manager of Marina Mercante.
The prize giving ceremony took place during a gala dinner held on February 12th in Bilbao, coinciding with the World Maritime Week; among the ceremony attendees there were the main representatives of the maritime sector, including ship-owners, shipyards, institutions, associations and auxiliary industry.
This recognition has been achieved thanks to the professionality and the efforts of all 42 partners of the project and the leadership of Spanish Ports.