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Huelva Port To Become LNG Supplier

Huelva port to become LNG supplier

Huelva, Spain (PortSEurope) December 28, 2020 – The first ship 100% dedicated to the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) will be supplied at the Enagás terminal in the port of Huelva for direct supply to end consumers in Algeciras port. With the development, Huelva seeks to develop a role in the local LNG supply chain in the Strait. The LNG project is co-financed by
the European Commission through an agreement with Enagás and with Autoridad Portuaria de la Bahía de Algeciras (APBA – Port Authority of Algeciras) within the ‘LNGhive2’ strategy led by Puertos del Estado and co-financed by the European Connect Europe mechanism (CEF). The project consists of the construction of a vessel with a storage capacity of 12,500 m³ of LNG which will come into operation in 2023. Once in operation, this vessel, an Enagas subsidiary company, will use the Enagás terminal in the port of Huelva for the loading of LNG and, subsequently, it will supply it directly to final consumers or will recharge barges for its subsequent supply to smaller ships docked in the port of Algeciras The president of the Port Authority of Huelva, Pilar Miranda, has indicated that “this project reaffirms our position as a benchmark port in LNG supply since the Port of Huelva will be the supply port so that the logistics supply chains of LNG to ships in the Strait”. In this sense, Miranda has stated that this project “is a clear example of the union of synergies between two reference ports in said logistics chain: Algeciras, as one of the main world ports in supplying fuel to ships and that channels the demand for services of LNG bunkering, and Huelva, as the point of storage and supply of LNG to the vessels that will supply LNG, as is the case with the Scalegas vessel”. With this cooperation between the two ports in this area, the Strait area will become a world reference point in the supply of LNG to large ocean vessels, something that is intended to be replicated in the Canary Islands. In fact, the feasibility studies have already been completed, with positive results, so that it can be implemented in the same way in the supply to ships of the Canary Islands also from Huelva, with a very similar approach to that proposed with Algeciras. In a complementary way, the investments that are also being made within the framework of the CEF Hive2 project at the Enagás terminal in the Port of Huelva, will allow us to have new facilities on the jetty in the coming months to serve this type of new traffic of small scale and LNG bunkering. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2020.

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