13 December 19

The analysis of the European fleet size fueled by LNG

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One of the Products of the TDI RETE LNG Project is the T2.1.2. concerning the analysis of LNG demand, within the Program area. In this regard, in the past few months, was carried out a study on the size of the LNG-powered fleet (current and prospective), with the aim of estimating LNG demand in the port area. The analysis was conducted at an international, European and Mediterranean level, with a specific focus on the fleet of Italian and French shipowners.
Below a graphic that shows results:

The analysis was conducted considering the ships powered by LNG that in the last calendar year had a commercial use and were engaged in at least one route within Europe. Results deriving from this study are also useful to support the public and private decision makers involved in the planning, design, implementation, management and financing choices of the LNG infrastructure system.

Energy consumptions in Genoa: an analysis of the Port demand for LNG
The analysis of LNG demand in the port area, connected to the T2.1.2 product of the TDI RETE-LNG Project, brings with it some critical issues connected to the provision of data relating to the actual energy consumption of all operators active within the area. For this reason, the researchers consider reasonable to carry out the study by defining KPIs related to energy consumption, calculated on the basis of the disaggregated data provided by port operators through the administration of questionnaires distributed by partners project.
To carry out this analysis, several work steps were necessary.
First of all, total energy consumption in the port area, in terms of primary energy, had to be quantified.
Once this estimate has been defined, they proceeded with the evaluation of the quantity of LNG needed to produce the energy required to fully satisfy the users.
Finally, has been defined the prospective estimate of the portion of energy that will actually be produced in each port node through the use of LNG, according to different time scenarios and for reasons of interventions that the different port systems and the operating concessionaires intend to carry out with reference to the use of LNG.
Results show three possible scenarios regarding the conversion of energy produced by diesel sources into LNG cubic meters:
•    Scenario 1 – The blue line shows that the conversion rate from 2016 to 2025 will be 10%, from 2025 to 2030 will be 25% and from 2030 to 2035 will be 30%
•    Scenario 2 – The orange line shows that the conversion rate from 2016 to 2025 will be 12%, from 2025 to 2030 will be 20% and from 2030 to 2035 will be 35%
•    Scenario 3 – The gray line shows that the conversion rate from 2016 to 2025 will be 15%, from 2025 to 2030 will be 20% and from 2030 to 2035 will be 30%
Concluded with a big success the training seminar for Local Administrations in the field of Liquefied Natural Gas
The last 15th November at the headquarter of Regione Liguria in Genoa, was held the Training Seminar for Local Administrations on Liquefied Natural Gas. The event has the goal of making known, supporting and encouraging the use of LNG in the maritime and port area, highlighting the main environmental merits.
As experts in sector and in charge of TDI RETE-GNL project’s responsible, the seminar was attending by Prof. Francesco Parola and Prof. Giovanni Satta: during their speech entitled “The LNG-powered transport market and the European network” they illustrated properties, market and distribution chain of LNG and they presented the Project, illustrating the research methodology and defining results.
The seminar was attended also by other sector specialists as Andrea Benveduti – Councilor for Economic Development, Ports and Logistics of the Regione Liguria, Serenella Milia – Regione Liguria, Pier Paolo Pallotti – Maritime Directorate for Liguria and Florence Perouas – Grand Port Maritime de Marseille.

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