The Port Authority of Barcelona (APB) renews its confidence in IDP to carry out technical assistance services in support of APB in European infrastructure development and pilot projects for LNG as a mobility fuel in the Port of Barcelona. Specifically, the services consist of:
- Coordination of the European projects for the introduction of LNG as a fuel for mobility led by the Port of Barcelona (gas-powered straddle carrier, gas-powered engine generator to supply electricity to ships, gas-powered tug, barges to supply LNG to ships, LNG bunkering).
- Collaborate in the preparation and drafting of studies and reports that are required to fulfil the tasks of the projects.
- Coordination, supervision and monitoring of the tasks entrusted to the partners in each project.
- Attendance at meetings and visits to facilities, ships, terminals, and other ports, to carry out the pilot phase of the projects.
Switching fuel for freight mobility to natural gas is the only viable measure to reduce transport emissions and a solution to improve air quality, since the use of LNG reduces NOx emissions by over 80%, PM and SOx emissions by almost 100% and CO2 emissions are reduced by 25-30%, compared to diesel.
In this sense, Port de Barcelona is committed to promoting LNG as a mobility fuel, both for ships and for trucks and machinery in the terminals, and is working to provide the necessary infrastructure for its supply, as well as promoting actions in different segments of goods mobility. These initiatives are part of the actions included in the port’s Air Quality Improvement Plan.
With this action IDP is increasing its experience in the port and environmental sector, highlighting its participation in the monitoring and coordination of the sub-activities led by the Port of Barcelona within the Core LNGas Project, as well as in various projects to promote LNG as a fuel and introduce other zero emission fuels, such as hydrogen or hydrogen-rich fuels.