Limassol, Cyprus (PortSEurope) September 13, 2017 – The Conference entitled “LNG: the meeting point for Marine, Transport & Energy sector in Cyprus”, will be a platform of discussion between government and EU officials, local authorities, international organizations and market specialists, who will discuss about the opportunities existing along the LNG supply chain and its promotion to the Eastern Mediterranean Region.
Cypriot Minister of Transport, Communications and Works Marios Dimitriades, will open the Conference which is divided in two sessions. At the Maritime session, pioneers will share their experience on the LNG landscape in marine transportation. The Energy & Transport session, addressed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism of Cyprus Dr. Stelios Himonas, will introduce the CYnergy concept, exploring possible synergies between Greece and Cyprus towards a greener future for the region.
Among agenda highlights will be: representatives from the European Commission (DG Move & DG Energy); the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development – EBRD and many others.
Poseidon Med II project is a practical roadmap which aims to bring about the wide adoption of LNG as a safe, environmentally efficient and viable alternative fuel for shipping and help the East Mediterranean marine transportation propel towards a low-carbon future. The project, which is co-funded by the European Union, involves three countries Greece, Italy and Cyprus, six European ports (Piraeus, Patras, Limassol, Venice, Heraklion, Igoumenitsa) as well as the Revithoussa LNG terminal. The project brings together top experts from the marine, energy and financial sectors to design an integrated LNG value chain and establish a well-functioning and sustainable LNG market.
CYnergy project is a holistic approach towards the establishment of a Natural Gas (NG) system in Cyprus aiming to end the energy isolation of the island through establishing strategic synergies between the sectors of Energy and Transport. Embarking on turning Cyprus into an energy hub in the East Mediterranean, CYnergy targets the development of a sustainable and fully functional NG/LNG market for providing clean and affordable energy to the end-user. The project, which is co-financed by the EU, is a collaboration of energy, transport and finance experts as well as public and governmental institutions of Cyprus and Greece.
Source: Maritime Cyprus
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