Spanish Port of Almería wants to offer LNG bunkering services
The Almería Port Authority (APA) is carrying out a study to supply natural gas to the ferries that operate in the port located in the southeast of Spain. With the availability of LNG bunkering, the APA aims to reduce emissions into the atmosphere and achieve a more sustainable port area.
To carry out the study, the APA awarded the company Tramitaciones de Ingeniería para la Industria y Energía the technical assistance for the assessment and study of the supply of LNG to ferries, for an amount of 10,587 euros.
Moreover, the Security Division of the Port Authority carries out a security study, prior to the start-up of the service. In order to implement the service next summer, the APA will modify the current manholes, as well as the firefighting facilities.
In addition to the contribution to the sustainability of the port, the LNG bunkering operations, which will be carried out with tanker trucks, will allow the recruitment of shipping companies that operate vessels that use this economic and efficient fuel.