The following Baltic Sea key regions have been preliminary identified as areas for a possible development of a common small scale LNG bunkering facilities:
-Turku, Naantali, Pori (FI);
-Gulf of Finland (FI & EE);
-Gulf of Riga and Ventspils (LV);
-Gdansk Bay & Klaipeda (PL& T);
-Rostock & Lübeck (DE); and
-Aarhus, Helsingborg, Trelleborg & Copenhagen-Malmö, (SE& DK).
The new LNG initiative in itself should consist of several main activities and they, in turn, include some specific sub-activities. The activities should encompass planning, design, location and LNG bunkering of the participating partners in a harmonised manner.
This approach will avoid particular partners developing a new technology individually and initiate a forum for sharing knowledge of best-practice and ‘know-how’.
The Global Project implementation will allow first-moving LNG shipping companies such as Viking Line, amongst others, to find bunkering possibilities in a network of ports around the Baltic Sea.
Benefits of the result of the action can be drawn, not only for the seaports themselves, but for all seaports in the Baltic Sea and EU. In addition, other ports in Europe and relevant stakeholders engaged in LNG development will be addressed.