Final Conference of the LNG in BSP II Project was held in Port of Trelleborg on December, 3rd
LNG in Baltic Sea Ports II Final Conference: Over 50 stakeholders and ports representatives gathered on December 3rd in Trelleborg to take part in the ‘LNG in Baltic Sea Ports’ sequel project final conference. The seminar was aimed at summarising the project which will officially come to an end on December 31st and create a networking possibility between the partners with a view to the LNG momentum.
The event was officially opened by Torbjörn Karlsson,, Mayor of Trelleborg, Tommy Halén, CEO of Port of Trelleborg and Per-Olof Jansson, Project Leader and Chairman of the Steering Committee of the LNG in Baltic Sea Ports II.
The opening presentation was given by Bogdan Oldakowski, the Secretary General at Baltic Ports Organization (BPO). Mr. Oldakowski gave an update on the LNG small scale witthin the Baltic Sea region main driving forces and challenges, the impact of the Sulphur Directive on the Baltic ports and the pro-active approach of BPO applied.
“We can see ourselves as a good example. Swedes are on European top in supporting and executing the environmental regulations. We can see the interest in clean fuels increasing. As a forerunners we are now highly focused on exports” remarked Ulrika Roupe, project Manager, (SSPA Sweden).
Benjamin Janke from Bomin Linde presented plans of the JV and showed an animated picture of the new LNG Bunker Supply Vessel to combine highest safety standards together with the projects, operations and pricing update.
Klaus Rasmussen (Moving Energy) presented an alternative solution on how the LNG bunker supply chains can be developed in ports. Mr. Rasmussen presented the 3 scenarios in distributing LNG to maritime industry, discussed the authorities approval process and presented a new projects to be developed.
Second session brought presentations given by the Project Partners representatives underlining the latest of the LNG activities. Roland Brodin, the Project Manager of HELGA II gave an overview on the Baltic ports LNG projects, activities launched, demand forecast and key success factors. Agneta Nilsson (Port of Trelleborg), Carina Sangren (Port of Sundsvall) and Mindaugas Aleska (Klaipedos Nafta) presented the project course in the ports respective. Following presentation by Alessandro Bertorello, Head of Environment, Carnival Maritime, gave a ship-owners’ perspective to the LNG supply and demand issue in the Baltic and EU region.
The conference was moderated by Emil Arolski, LNG in Baltic Sea Port, Project Manager and concluded with an exchange of opinions and perspectives from the gathered LNG stakeholders and experts. The participants were also given a chance to participate in a study tour along Port of Trelleborg facilities.
For more details please find below the relevant conference presentations.
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