Coruña, Spain (PortSEurope) April 28, 2021 – Repsol and the logistics companies Grupo Nogar, Pérez Torres and TMGA are to join the A Coruña Green Port project, launched by the Port Authority to promote the outer port of Punta Langosteira, and will continue with their investments in that dock over the next few years. Their representatives will talk about this at the Logistics and Transportation Conference organized
by La Voz de Galicia: they are Natalia Barreiro, director of the Repsol refinery; Ignacio López-Bachiller, director of the Nogar Group; Santiago Pérez-Torres, CEO of Pérez Torres Marítima, and Patricio Erhardt, CEO of TMGA. Martín Fernández Prado, president of Autoridad Portuaria de A Coruña (APC – A Coruña Port Authority), will also participate in the conference. Repsol will launch a project for the production of biofuels and the use of renewable hydrogen, as well as investment to move its crude operations to Langosteira. The works, budgeted at more than €126 million, involve the construction of a new pipeline between Langosteira and the refinery. It is planned that in August 2022 the outer port terminal will start activities. For their part, the logistics companies will launch various investments to modernize, automate and improve the efficiency of their facilities at Punta Langosteira. Ignacio López-Bachiller, Grupo Nogar, explains that the company of which he is a director has planned an investment program of 45 million euros in Langosteira between 2015 and 2023. Santiago Pérez-Torres anticipates that the company will invest 30 million euros in the outer port over the next few years. That amount is in addition to the 20 million that have already been allocated to their facilities in Langosteira. The new projects, which will be developed within Green Port, have the objective of improving the digitization and automation of its complex. Finally, the general director of TMGA, Patricio Erhardt points out that next year they will allocate seven million euros to improve their facilities in Langosteira, in which they have already invested more than 23 million. These improvements will be included in A Coruña Green Port, but Erhardt points out that they will carry them out even without funding from the European Union. Achieving these funds is one of the objectives of the project launched by the Port Authority. Its president, Martín Fernández Prado, thanks the four companies for their commitment to the port and recalled that they are leading companies at the national and international level, which “could have chosen any other country to operate, but they have preferred to do so here. The commitment of these companies confirms, as the Inditex announcement that it would invest 30 million in a wind farm, which has also received a boost from the Government after the announcement by Minister Ábalos that it will be tendered the long-awaited rail connection. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.