Project proposal:
Agreement No:

Project planning:
Starting date: January 2014
End date: December 2020
Status: On-going

Project leader:
Enagas Transporte, S.A.U.
Project partners:
Port de Barcelona, Port de Valencia, Fundación Valenciaport, A.P. Gijón, A.P. de Cartagena, A.P. de Tarragona, Puertos del Estado, DGMM, A.P. Vigo, A.P. Tenerife, and up to 42 partners.
States involved:
Spain and Portugal.

Total eligible costs:
33,295,760 €
TEN-T contribution:
TEN-T funding:
APB funding:
Support Program:

2014 Multiannual Call

Links of interest:
Core LNGas Hive Website
Innovation and Networks Executive Agency
European Comission

Project description:

The Directive 2014/94/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2014 on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure defines a common framework of measures for the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure in the European Union in order to minimise dependence on oil and to mitigate the environmental impact of transport.

The Action's overall objective is to foster LNG use in the Iberian Peninsula and in the EU, supporting the deployment of LNG infrastructure for maritime transport and ports operations along the Spanish and Portuguese sections of the Atlantic and Mediterranean Core Network Corridors in line with the corresponding Corridor Work Plans. Therefore, it significantly contributes to the European alternative fuels implementation strategy. The Action, including studies and real-life pilot deployments, is implemented in Spain and Portugal.


The main objectives of the Action are:

· To contribute to the Spanish and Portuguese National Policy Frameworks (NPF), bringing institutional and technological progress to a same pace, in view of fulfilling the requirements of the Directive 2014/94/EU.

· To provide a roadmap and an investment plan to scale up the results of the 11 integrated pilot deployments, in order to reach a larger commercial roll out of LNG infrastructure and equipment for maritime transport and port services along the two Corridors in the Iberian Peninsula. This objective will be met by deploying and operating 11 real-life trials in Spain; and by addressing the lack of a harmonised and coordinated approach to LNG logistics, infrastructure and equipment development that prevents the economies of scale on demand and supply for the roll out of LNG as fuel for transport.

APB participation:

The APB takes part in the project developing four activities:

· Transformation of the barge in order to supply LNG to the vessels.
· Design of a tugboat propelled by an LNG engine.
· Construction of a ro-ro vessel with a mobile gas generating unit during the hoteling.
· Adaptation of two Straddle Carriers to LNG engine.

Expected results:

· To offer the know-how to other European countries for the development and expansion of the LNG sector.
· To develop a safe and efficient integrated logistics and supply chain for LNG in the transport industry, particularly for maritime transport of the Iberian Peninsula.
· The promotion of clean energy for transportation driven by the European Union.

Downloadable Documents:

Technical feasibility study of the gas transformation of two Straddle Carrier from the APMT and BEST terminals, located in the Port of Barcelona.
EPM3 Barcelona: Straddle carrier retrofit. Technical feasibility Study
EPM3 Barcelona: Straddle Carrier retrofit. Video of the Diesel Engine transformation to Natural gas.

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