On 7 July 2015, Chief Minister of Gibraltar, Fabian Picardo, and Lloyd’s Register Chairman, Thomas Thune Andersen, met and agreed to begin scoping requirements for an independent safety report on the new dual fuel power station and LNG storage and bunkering in Gibraltar.
Gibraltar’s project for clean power and LNG bunkering opportunities
Following a technical meeting between Lloyd’s Register officials and a technical delegation from the Gibraltar authorities on 6 July, the 7 July assembly was held at the Lloyd’s Register headquarters in London, UK.
After the meeting with Mr Andersen and further discussions with Tom Boardley, Lloyd’s Register’s Marine Director and John Wishart, Lloyd’s Register’s Energy Director, an agreement was formalised to begin scoping requirements for an independent safety review regarding plans for the power station and LNG activity associated with it.
In addition, Lloyd’s Register will advise HM Government of Gibraltar (HMGoG) on proposals for LNG bunkering, which will be an important activity for Gibraltar as an international port.
Mr Picardo said: “I am very happy to start this collaboration with Lloyd’s Register which will demonstrate that an independent assessment of the proposals being made to Gibraltar for LNG storage and bunkering will be entirely safe. The Government’s, the Port's and the GEA's highly competent technical team has already met with Lloyd’s LNG experts who have carried out similar studies on other bunkering ports throughout the world. The Government is very confident in its project for clean power based on the confidence on safety which this association with Lloyd’s Register and other leading players in the field brings.”
Mr Andersen added: “Helping ensure that safety is always first is our job and we are looking forward to working with all Gibraltar stakeholders. Our independence and impartiality place us in a strong position to advise on this project to bring cleaner air and LNG bunkering opportunities to Gibraltar. The overall health benefits of reductions in local air emissions that are hazardous to health are important ambitions. The replacement of heavy fuel oil or distillate fuelled generators by gas generating capacity could provide a significant improvement in local air quality.”
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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