The Port of Huelva in Spain has announced it is considering developing LNG bunkering facilities as part of a proposed gas terminal.
The project will reportedly be carried out in conjunction with other ports and Spanish company Enagas.
It is hoped that some of the financing for the project will be provided by the European Commission’s €50 million Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), set up to foster investment in transport, energy and digital projects within the EU.
Further infrastructure proposals, labelled the ‘Intermodal Platform’, have also been announced by the port.
With investments for the platform totalling around €22 million, the infrastructure will include improvements to the rail network at the port, completion of a container terminal and passenger terminal, and restructuring of the port’s south pier.
The port says this package aims to eliminate bottlenecks in the Canary Islands and the Strait of Gibraltar, potentially bringing increased demand for bunkering services.