The Port Authority of Almería (APA) is prepared to supply LNG to the ferries of the shipping companies that operate in the Spanish Port. Once the docking work has been completed, the shipping companies will be able to bunker natural gas, “a cleaner and more efficient fuel, with which we intend to reduce emissions into the atmosphere and achieve a more sustainable port area,” said APA President Jesús Caicedo.
In order to prepare APA personnel to attend the new LNG supply service to ferries, 12 managers of the port staff have attended a training course given by Tramita Ingeniería, the company that has prepared the manual for APA so it can bunker this fuel.
The adaptation works of five docks have consisted of the installation of seven new external hydrants in the firefighting network and the change of the drinking water intakes and the manholes on ramps 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. The works have been carried out by José Martínez Sierra company.
The LNG bunkering will be carried out with tank trucks –one or two at a time-, in an estimated time of 60 minutes and adopting all the existing security measures. With this new service, in addition to contributing to the sustainability of the Port, the APA will be able to capture the arrival of shipping companies that have ships that use this fuel in their ferries. So far, Baleària has already requested APA to bunker LNG to their ships.
Source: Port of Almería