28 May 16

ReaLNG: Turning LNG as marine fuel into reality in the North Sea-Baltic region

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ReaLNGAs of January 2015 a new sulphur regulation entered into force, limiting sulphur emissions from ships in the Sulphur Emission Control Area (SECA) area. This Action aims to ensure deployment of LNG in the area, by providing a bunkering vessel and LNG-related infrastructure in the port of Rotterdam and Port of Lubeck. This is a horizontal wider benefits action, under Motorways of the Sea.

The proposed ReaLNG action consists of designing, building and operating a maritime LNG bunker vessel and as well as necessary port investment for LNG bunkering. In addition, training courses and pilot trainings rolled out in the field of LNG operations will be developed. The action shall contribute to the implementation of the SECA and MARPOL regulations by promoting an environmentally beneficial fuel for short sea shipping.

Member States involved:

Germany, The Netherlands

Implementation schedule:

Start date: January 2014

End date: June 2017

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Source: INEA