Sustainable energy powering Europe is an initiative co-financed by The European Commission through the 2014 Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Transport Call.

The aim of the project is to develop a safe, efficient and integrated logistic chain for the supply of LNG as a fuel for the maritime sector in the Iberian Peninsula. It will foster the use of this alternative fuel not only in vessels but also in the port environment. Coordinated by Enagás with the leadership of Puertos del Estado, the project involves 42 partners from Spain and Portugal: 8 state-owned institutions; 13 port authorities; and 21 industrial companies such as ship owners, LNG operators and suppliers of different services in the value chain. The total budget is €33.3 m and its execution is planned to last until 2020.

25 studies: 14 studies and 11 studies with integrated pilots.

14 studies, the “software” of the project. They will allow identifying the standards needed for an adequate development of LNG as a fuel, defining training programmes required and accreditation processes, or to put forward a proposal for a National Policy Framework. 11 studies with integrated pilots, known as the “hardware” of the project. They will test real parts of the LNG logistic chain needed to supply bunker services of LNG. They include the adaptation of LNG Terminals to offer bunker and small-scale services, the development of logistic equipment (as bunker barges or multimodal transport), and the use of LNG within the port environment.

The Escola is the project office of the Port of Barcelona, one of the project’s partners.

Project selected by the European Commission