The port will soon have its first Mobile Liquefied Natural Gas Station for refueling on land. Over the last few days, the North Tyrrhenian Port Network Authority’s Management Committee gave the go-ahead for the inclusion of the open tender procedure for the design, construction and management of the prototype plant in the two-year 2020-2021 Supply and Services Plan.
The initiative is an integral part of the GNL FACILE project and is entirely financed by the Interreg Italy France Maritime Programme 2014-2020. The planned investment amounts to 337 thousand euros.
The facility will consist of a cryogenic storage tank for Liquefied Natural Gas with multilayer insulation, which will supply LNG to yard handling equipment and articulated lorries. The mobile station will come into operation after a scheduled and in-depth training course for the drivers of the aforesaid vehicles.
Livorno Port Network Authority is project leader of GNL FACILE. There are numerous Italian and French partners in the project, including the ports of Genoa and Bastia.
The objective of the project is to contribute to the objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy in achieving greater sustainability in the transport sector and the transition to a lower carbon emission economy.
Translation by Giles Foster