EMSA will evaluate bunkering facilities for LNG-powered ships

EMSA will evaluate bunkering facilities for LNG-powered ships

The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) has launched an invitation to a Euro 450,000 tender for a new study to assess the development of LNG bunkering facilities in the Mediterranean and Eastern partner countries, which are beneficiaries of the SAFEMED and TRACECA projects.

The tender aims to provide SAFEMED and TRACECA countries with the necessary study to promote the deployment and the development of the alternative fuels infrastructures, and in particular of LNG as fuel for ships, according to the tender documents issued by EMSA. The bids should be posted until October 19.

The study to be performed by the contractor will address safety risk assessment issues regarding LNG bunkering of the gas-powered ships in the relevant ports of the SAFEMED and TRACECA countries both from a regulatory and technological perspective, EMSA said.

Mediterranean partner countries currently provided by EMSA with technical assistance are Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria (currently suspended) and Tunisia. Eastern partner countries are Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Turkmenistan and Ukraine.



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