Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Water 2013-EU-21005-S 

Channel LNG


The main objective of the Global Project is to enable a gradual but rapid transition towards the viable supply of LNG (liquefied natural gas) for a fleet of vessels operating in the SECA and within EU.

This project, part of Priority Project 21 (Motorways of the Sea), covers three main objectives, namely the:

  1. Installation of small scale equipment for LNG bunkering in the Zeebrugge terminal (Belgium) to break down large quantities of LNG into smaller ones for further distribution in the North Sea and the Channel region. Zeebrugge would become the first European terminal open to the public for this kind of operation.
  2. Equipment of three ferry berths with automatic quick release mooring hooks, two at the Port of Portsmouth (UK) and one in the Port of Caen/Ouistreham (France).
  3. Establishment of an optimal logistic chain to LNG in order to deliver LNG to ports and ships remote from the main European gas import terminals and therefore encourage the rapid growth in the number of vessels using LNG.

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This project was also the subject of a press release issued by the Agency.

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Member States involved:

Belgium, France, United Kingdom

Implementation schedule:

Start date: January 2013

End date: December 2015

Beneficiary & Implementing body:

 Fluxys LNG SA

 Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie de Caen Normandie

 Portsmouth International Port

Additional information:

 Coordinator’s Report of the Priority Project
 European Commission, DG MOVE
 Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA)

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