The Port Authority of Ferrol, Gas Natural Fenosa, Reganosa and Ferrol Container Terminal have joined to offer LNG supply for LNG-powered ships in the ports of Ferrol and San Cibrao. They will also study which infrastructure is needed for provisioning this fuel for both marine and road transportation. This alliance, which will have an initial duration of two years, establishes a collaborative framework to promote energy efficiency in the Ferrol port.
The initiative is connected to the “European directive of implantation of an infrastructure for alternative fuel”, which promotes the creation of an LNG supply network in sea ports. In this context, the partners are interested in positioning Ferrol as a reference Atlantic port because of its strategic position, its guarantee of access to LNG through Mugardos terminal (property of Reganosa), and the presence of major shipyards.
This joint effort improves the position of Ferrol in the race for taking advantage in the services which will be needed by ports in the future. One of the measures includes a viability study of LNG supply in the outer port and an analysis of the provisioning needs of LNG in the port frame. The Port Authority of Ferrol-San Cibrao is committed to promoting the emission reduction by using LNG in ships and vehicles linked to activity in the port.
Moreover, the direct implication of Ferrol Container Terminal in this agreement shows the interest in making container ships to dock in the outer port, and that they could be supplied with LNG during their load and unload operations. This will confer an operational capacity of great relevance to compete in the market of this kind of transportation.
Source: Port Authority of Ferrol