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EU invests in Port of Bremen LNG terminal

LNG Industry,

The European Union’s TEN-T programme will invest almost €2.5 million for studies and pilot construction of an LNG terminal in the Port of Bremen, Germany.

European regulations require the shipping sector to reduce marine sulfur emissions in the North Sea to 0.1% as of 1 January 2015. One of the ways to reach this objective is to use cleaner fuel such as LNG. This project responds to the TEN-T programme goal to provide publicly accessible LNG refuelling facilities in all main European ports by 2030, leading to improved market acceptance and availability of LNG as an alternative fuel.

The project features a study and pilot construction of a flexible, multi-modal LNG terminal that could provide a reliable supply of LNG to maritime, road and rail users in a geographical area of approximately 300 - 400 km. It covers planning, design and engineering, as well as the construction and operation of an LNG filling station. While the initial size will be relatively small, the flexible approach ensures that effective market demand can be accommodated by enlarging the facility at a later stage.

The project is to be completed by December 2015.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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