Cartagena, Spain (PortSEurope) December 1, 2020 – The general director of the Port Authority, Fermín Rol, has participated in the third session of the Green Hydrogen Table, organized by the Ministry of Business and Industry of the Autonomous Community and the Regional Confederation of Business Organizations of the Region of Murcia (CROEM ) to address the region’s energy transition towards a more efficient and sustainable
industry. Fermín Rol stressed that the port is prepared to lead the production and export of renewable hydrogen, since it has one of the best solar resources in Europe, and large companies in the renewable sector like Repsol and Enagás and remarked that they are the most profitable port in the Spanish port system. Cartagena made a strong commitment to become a greener and more sustainable port within the 2030 Agenda, with the implementation of alternative fuels that contribute to decarbonization and a change in the energy model in maritime transport, like liquified natural gas (LNG), as well as actions aimed at environmental protection, the fight against climate change and the commitment to renewable energies. In recent years the quality of its waters increased, terrestrial and marine ecosystems were recovered and the port moved closer to the city with the construction of important infrastructures. The objective is to promote sustainable growth through efficient, agile and transparent port infrastructures and services, which allows them to be more competitive and attractive for industrial and port companies to see in the port a safe place to invest., like the Enagás plant that participates in the “Green Crane” project, which is already injecting hydrogen into its Cartagena regasification plant to reduce its own gas consumption. In the presentation, Rol made known the situation in Cartagena and made special incidence in the Escombreras valley as the ideal location for installations of liquid and bulk industrial products that need infrastructures that facilitate the arrival of raw materials and the dispatch of finished products. Source: Autoridad Portuaria de Cartagena (APC – Port Authority of Cartagena) Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2020.
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