Construction of LNG terminal in Ruse with fuelling facilitie

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Construction of LNG terminal in Ruse with fuelling facilities for future LNG vessels

Posted by Viktoria Weissenburger, Tuesday, 2nd October 2018 @ 7:34 am

Basic  project  data 

Project ID: PA1A164

Need  and  added  value  for  the  Danube  Region  Strategy

The project's overall objective is to foster the use of LNG in the inland navigation sector across the Danube, therefore contributing to the European alternative fuels implementation strategy. Framework project: LNG Masterplan for Rhine-Main-Danube.


Construction of an LNG terminal, equipped with a truck fuelling station and a pontoon to be used for the future fuelling of LNG vessels in the Port of Ruse.

The aim was to:

  • Accelerate LNG availability for Danube inland waterway transport.
  • Contribute to the European alternative fuels implementation strategy.

conducted  project  activities

Construction of the LNG terminal with a capacity of 1.000m³.

  • Level 1: Planning stage / pre-feasibility studies / Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)
  • Level 2: Preliminary project analysis / Feasibility studies
  • Level 3: Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) / Detailed Design / Detailed Implementation Plan / Administrative Permits and Licences
  • Level 4: Construction / implementation

Transboundary  impact

The solutions are applicable to all Danube countries.

Project  beneficiaries  /  target  groups

The list of beneficiaries comprises barge operators, port authorities, shipyards, technology providers, energy industry, research organisations, etc.

status  and  timeframe

Start date: 01.2014
End date: 12.2015
The project is already concluded.


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Project  team

Project leader: Bulmarket DM Ltd. (www.
Address: 100 Tutrakan Blvd., Ruse / Bulgaria

Project  environment

Project  cross - reference

LNG Masterplan for Rhine-Main-Danube (PA1A023)

Strategic  reference

The project addresses key priorities of the European Union transport policy such as:

  • Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth: to comply with reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 20% (or even 30%, if the conditions are right) compared to 1990, reduce energy consumption by 20% through increased energy efficiency, to meet 20% of energy needs from renewable sources
  • European alternative fuels implementation strategy
  • The White Paper on Transport – 2030/2050 perspective (2010) & Single Market Act II: emphasize the need for well-connected port infrastructure, efficient and reliable port services and transparent port funding
  • A roadmap to moving to a competitive carbon economy in 2050 (2011): the EU should prepare for reductions in its domestic emissions by 80% by 2050 compared to 1990
  • Ports: an engine for growth COM (2013) 295 final: setting up the EU strategy needed to help ports implement good practices and sound managerial approaches while fully respecting diversity and particular circumstances


eusdr  embedding


eusdr  compliance


meta  data

Data provided by viadonau, based on TEN-T Corridor Study for the Rhine-Danube Corridor - 25.09.2018