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  • Successful completion of the adaptation of the Sagunto Terminal to supply LNG to ships
    édité le 13/12/2023 - Plus de news de "Enagás" - Voir la fiche entreprise de "Enagás"

Successful completion of the adaptation of the Sagunto Terminal to supply LNG to ships
The ‘LNGHIVE2: Infrastructure and Logistics Solutions’ project, coordinated by Enagás and promoted by Saggas and the Valenciaport Foundation, has successfully completed the adaptation of theSagunto regasification terminal (Valencia) to offer liquefied atural gas (LNG) bunkering services.

Launched in October 2018, the project advances the European Union’s decarbonisation objectives in the field of sustainable mobility. 20% of the total investment has been financed with European funds from the European transport aid programme Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).

‘LNGHIVE2: Infrastructure and Logistics Solutions’ is part of the strategy to deploy LNG supply points in ports, and develop the associated market promoted by the Ministry of Transport and Sustainable Mobility through Puertos del Estado (the Spanish Ports Authority).

During the presentation of the results of this initiative, held today at the Sagunto regasification terminal, the CEO of Saggas, Santiago Álvarez, pointed out that “participation in this European initiative has allowed us to expand the services offered at our facilities. The adaptation of our quay has made it possible for our facilities to load LNG in small scale vessels, with a capacity of less than 6,500 m3 , which will contribute to boosting bunkering activity in our area".

Also participating in the event was the CEO of the Valenciaport Foundation, Antonio Torregrosa, that pointed out that “The port of Sagunto is a transcendental enclave in the Valenciaport Zero Net Emissions 2030 decarbonisation strategy. In the transition towards the consolidation of the port of Sagunto as an energy hub of international reference, LNG plays an essential role in the sustainability of the maritime sector and the fulfilment of the commitments reached within the International Maritime Organisation. The support of the European Commission and the Port Authority of Valencia, through the LNGHIVE2 project, is essential to achieve these objectives”.

“Heading towards strong reduction of emissions is one of the major priorities of the European Commission, and transport is a crucial sector in this regard. The ‘LNGHIVE2 Infrastructure and logistics solutions’ project contributes to the transition to reach the ambitious target of a zero-emission transport sector”, declared Richard Ferrer, Head of the Transport Innovation Team at CINEA, “It guarantees the LNG supply services in 2 strategic Spanish ports. This demonstrates that the decarbonisation of maritime transport is not only a possibility but becomes a reality: it is happening right here and right now!”.

According to Enagás’ Gas Assets General Manager, Claudio Rodríguez, “in a context of special complexity and demands in terms of decarbonisation for ports and their activity, both linked to intermodality and the industrial environment, this project has become an acceleration tool based on an example of public-private partnership, which lays the foundations for the introduction of renewable gases in accordance with the new regulation on Alternative Fuels Infrastructures in Mobility (AFIR)”.

The use of LNG in transport contributes to improving air quality. It reduces NOx emissions by 85-90%, CO2 emissions by around 25% and SOx and particles by almost 100% compared to traditional fuels.

About Enagás

Enagás is a TSO (Transmission System Operator) with 50 years of experience in the development, operation and maintenance of energy infrastructures. It has more than 12,000 kilometres of gas pipelines, three strategic storage facilities, eight regasification plants and operates in seven countries: Spain, the United States, Mexico, Peru, Albania, Greece and Italy. In Spain, it is the main natural gas transporter and the Technical Manager of the Gas System.

In accordance with its commitment to the energy transition, Enagás has nnounced that it is bringing forward its goal of becoming carbon neutral to 2040. The company is committed to the development of renewable gases (such as biomethane or green hydrogen), sustainable mobility and energy efficiency, among other areas. The company is a world leader in its sector in the main sustainability indices, as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index World, is included in the CDP Climate Change A List 2021, and has obtained the highest ESG rating in its sector in the FTSE4Good sustainability index.

About Saggas

Saggas is owned by Enagás Transporte, Osaka Gas UK and Oman Oil Holdings Spain. The plant currently has a storage capacity of 600,000 m3 of LNG in its four tanks and 1,000,000 m3/hour in regasification. This production capacity would make it possible to meet 13% of domestic gas demand in 2023. The Sagunto regasification plant is a key energy infrastructure due to its strategic location in the Mediterranean arc and its proximity to producing countries in Africa and the Middle East.
In addition to energy production, the regasification plant focuses its management on compliance with its zero-accident policy and its commitment to environmental sustainability. In 2009, Saggas became the first regasification plant in Spain to voluntarily adhere to the European Union’s Eco-Management and Audit Scheme, EMAS, a membership it has maintained uninterrupted to date. The commitment includes submitting environmental and energy management to an audit process on an annual basis, and drawing up an Environmental Statement that is verified by accredited entities.
In addition, Saggas management is certified with international standards such as ISO 14001 for Environmental Management Systems, ISO 9001 for Quality Management Systems, ISO 45001 for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems, and ISO 50001 for Energy Management Systems.

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