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LNG Masterplan Safety Studies

Mon, 07 December 2015

The LNG Masterplan safety studies were initiated by the Pro Danube Management and the Port of Rotterdam

New LNG Masterplan Safety Studies which focus on the technical, safety and operational risk aspects of LNG bunkering, as well as LNG loading and unloading, are now available from DNV GL.

The LNG Masterplan safety studies were initiated by the Pro Danube Management and the Port of Rotterdam in collaboration with more than 50 companies and stakeholders as part of the EU funded project LNG Masterplan for Rhine-Main-Danube.

“These studies provide a very detailed and clear insight into the numerous standards and practices already available to make LNG as fuel possible, while also giving us a concrete overview of the topics that we still need to work on in the near future,” said Manfred Seitz, project coordinator of the LNG Masterplan project from Pro Danube Management GmbH.

The LNG Masterplan for the Rhine-Main-Danube is one of the biggest innovation projects in the 2012 TEN-T Call with the budget of almost €34 million, co-financed with a funding rate of 50% from the Trans-European Transport Network Programme of the European Union.

It aims to create a platform for the cooperation of authorities and industry stakeholders and to facilitate the creation of a harmonised European regulatory framework for LNG as fuel and cargo in inland navigation.

The end result should be a comprehensive strategy and detailed roadmap for the implementation of LNG in line with the EU transport, energy and environmental policy goals and actions.

These new studies can be downloaded from the LNG Masterplan website.

Source: Anne-Marie Causer - See more at: http://www.maritimejournal.com/news101/industry-news/lng-masterplan-safety-studies#sthash.cg8KBDH1.dpuf

 

 

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