SUPER-LNG

Promotion of green maritime technologies and new materials to enhance sustainable shipbuilding in Adriatic Ionian Region

 Sustainable PERformance of LNG – based maritime mobility

PROJECT ACRONYM

SUPER-LNG

https://superlng.adrioninterreg.eu

PROGRAMME

Interreg ADRION Programme

http://www.adrioninterreg.eu/

TITLE

Sustainable PERformance of LNG – based maritime mobility

DURATION

01/01/2018 - 30/06/2019 (18 months)

PROJECT TOTAL BUDGET

895,049.68 €

PPA SA BUDGET

92,200.00 €

 FUNDING

100% (85% ERDF & 15% NATIONAL FUNDS)

PROJECT SUMMARY

Environmental pressure in port areas and in urban areas close to ports is high owing to emissions from ships, port machinery and transport to/from the port areas. LNG is proposed as a low-carbon clean fuel for marine transport in port areas. The boost of LNG marine and terrestrial propulsion may be a key to enhance the sustainability of port areas, protecting health of population and cultural heritage. However distribution networks and port infrastructures for the bunkering of LNG-powered ships requires technologies and solutions assuring a high level of safety in touristic areas of the Adriatic and Ionian see, avoiding trade-offs among environment protection and safety of passengers and personnel. The overall objective of the project is to increase the level of safety, environmental quality and sustainability of LNG maritime transportation in the Adriatic seas. It aims at providing a uniform framework to support the implementation of technical systems for the distribution and supply of LNG in port areas, meeting the requirements of the Seveso Directive (Directive 2012/18/EU).The main outputs of the project are:

1) A strategy for harmonized guidelines for the safety assessment of LNG supply systems in the Adriatic-Ionian area, sharing experience and practices derived from safety and security directives applied in conventional facilities

2) An Action Plan, so as to share among EU the framework of the technical guidelines and best practices addressing the standardization of the technological solutions proposed for LNG supply

3) Creation of a network establishing a permanent educational system in the area of safety and forming experts for port operators, maritime educational instructions, public authorities, and other stakeholders.The main beneficiaries will be regional, national and port authorities. The project will contribute to the sustainable transport and mobility solutions by supporting safe use of LNG, as a fuel, in the ADRION area

PROJECT AIMS

  • Preparing harmonized guidelines for the application of the requirements to LNG supply systems in the Adriatic-Ionian area, sharing the relevant experience and the good practices derived from the application of the safety and security directives applied in conventional facilities, boosting the LNG economy.
  • Setting the framework for development and sharing of the technical guidelines and best practices addressing the standardization of the technological solutions proposed for LNG supply, with emphasis on safety aspects in order to facilitate risk communication in planning and licensing.
  • Networking structure: establishing permanent educational system for building new knowledge and forming experts for port operators, maritime educational instructions, public authorities (including municipal and state authorities), and
  • other stakeholders (ship builders, shipyard managers, shipping companies) involved in the procedures for planning, licensing and managing emergency services.

PROJECT RESULTS

The project aims at supporting the safe exploitation of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) for marine propulsion and for port machinery. Since LNG is a low-carbon environmentally-friendly fuel, the project will contribute to the implementation of sustainable transport and mobility solutions in the greater ADRION area and constitute a basis for further Pan-European standardization in the LNG use as a preferable alternative fuel in maritime routes.

PROJECT PARTNERS

Lead Partner: National Center for Scientific Research "DEMOKRITOS"

- Institute of Nuclear & Radiological Sciences & Technology, Energy & Safety

PP2: University of Bologna, Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering

PP3: Jozef Stefan Institute, Department for inorganic chemistry and technology

PP4: PIRAEUS PORT AUTHORITY S.A.

PP5: PATRAS PORT AUTHORITY S.A.

PP6: Bari Port Authority, European Project Unit

PP7: The Department National Fire Corps, Public Rescue and Civil Defense