“No international standards for safety and loading protocol are in force. The issue is not standardized yet, so this organization is recognizing that fact and asking for work on that specific legislation,” said Díaz.
NPA President also stated that in the future “there will be a few ports in the world that will be able to supply the fuel. In this context, an additional business to the projected regasification plant in Puntas de Sayago may be the production of that fuel, once the new ships are converted to LNG and are built with this technology”, he said.
Finally, Díaz said “Uruguay could be involved with the subject, participate along with other ports, as soon as LNG regulation starts being discussed.”
Regarding the installation of the regasification plant, Gas Sayago directory board already awarded GDF Suez the contract for the construction and operation of the terminal, which will be located in Puntas de Sayago area, in the west of Montevideo.
Source: Presidency of Uruguay.