Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Greener fuel for ships initiative to receive EU support

Creation date: April 10, 2012

The European Union will finance with almost €2.5 million a Motorway of the Sea study to adopt a harmonised approach towards developing Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunker filling infrastructure in the Baltic Sea region. The study will involve ports in Denmark, Latvia, Sweden, Finland, Estonia and Poland.


The study, which was selected for funding under the 2011 TEN-T Multi-Annual Call, will focus on developing a more standardised approach by the participating ports for planning and constructing LNG infrastructure. LNG is rapidly emerging as a more environmentally friendly fuel for the maritime sector and its uptake is encouraged by the European Union.


Nine ports (Aarhus, Copenhagen-Malmö, Helsingborg, Stockholm, Helsinki, Turku, Sczcecin-Œwinoujœcie, Riga and Tallinn) will implement a series of pre-investment studies, which will pave the way for their future infrastructure investments.


The project, which contributes to the realisation of TEN-T Priority Project 21 (Motorways of the Sea), will be managed by the Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency and is set to be completed by the end of 2013.


For more information, please consult the project's page!



Press Release in Danish -  .doc (40 KB)


Press Release in Estonian -  .doc (39.5 KB)


Press Release in Finnish -  .doc (39 KB)


Press Release in Latvian -  .doc (40.5 KB)


Press Release in Polish -  .doc (40.5 KB)


Press Release in Swedish -  .doc (40 KB)