LNG in Baltic Ports II Project has organised an ‘LNG bunkering training for port communities” on 22nd April in Klaipeda, Lithuania.
Training has been dedicated to the Project Partners and port community representatives from Baltic Region ports. Port community as a cluster of public and private stakeholders acting in given port area including port authority, ship owners, shipping lines, ship agents, port operators, port agencies, bunkering companies, fire brigades and relevant bodies dealing with safety issues, maritime administration, local administration, etc.
Training session was led by LNG industry leaders and experts- Mr. Bogdan Ołdakowski, Secretary General, BPO; Ms. Cecilia Gabrielii, Lecturer, PhD, Chalmers University of Technology; Ms. Ulrika Roupe, Project Manager, SSPA Sweden AB and presentation from Mr. Jonas Åkermark, AGA Gas AB.
The goal of the scheme was to increase knowledge about LNG bunkering within Project Partnering Ports, port community and thus facilitate and stimulate use of LNG as a fuel for ships.
The programme of the training was covering theoretical and practical parts as per below:
Part I: Theoretical
Policy framework and market trends: EU policy, fact and figures on LNG fuel vessels, bunkering infrastructure
II. What is LNG and how it is produced, stored and transported
Based knowledge about physical form of methane gas and LNG should be given plus logistics of LNG from production to end users
III. Safety, security and environmental issues and regulations
Safety, security, method statements and environmental issues and regulations should be presented and discussed
IV. Technical Standards and regulations:
EU and international standards and regulations for LNG bunkering should be presented and discussed
Part II: Practical
V. LNG bunkering methods in the ports:
Bunkering methods in ports should be presented as case studies from different ports: Truck to ships, ship to ship, bunkering station to ship.
Different concept for logistics of LNG within port area should be also presented
VI. Organising the whole LNG bunkering process in the port
Case study has been presented on how the whole process of introducing LNG as a fuel has been implemented. The role of different stakeholders has been well described (including port authority, ship-owner, bunkering company, LNG suppliers, authorities).
Training scheme practical part concluded on 23rd April with a site visit by boat to the LNG terminal – FSRU ,,Independence”.