Project ID: PA1A132
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. The project, including a study and a real-life pilot deployment, is implemented in the core port of Csepel-Freeport, the biggest inland port in Hungary and a crossroad for flows and transshipment of freight between inland waterway, rail and road transport. It is located in the southern part of Budapest on the Rhine-Danube Core Network Corridor.
The aim is to:
The first specific objective is to understand all necessary technical, economic and customer-related requirements to ensure innovative, modular and openly accessible LNG offshore bunkering for inland waterway vessels and onshore refueling services for long haulage trucks, as well as, at a later stage, for trains.
The second specific objective is to understand and meet all the requirements linked to the first stages of the development of an LNG ship-to-ship bunkering vessel, up to its technical design.
The last specific objective is to build technical, financial and commercial real-life experience related to the operations of onshore LNG bunkering and LNG-propelled vessels on the Danube, through two pilots:
Collection and exploitation of operational data will contribute to drawing conclusions and making recommendations for the future LNG roll-out along the Danube and in the EU.
Deployment of a fixed LNG refueling station at this tri-modal core port. This station would serve not only LNG-propelled vessels but also LNG trucks and later possibly trains as well. In addition, the project foresees to retrofit existing vessels with LNG propulsion. The project will study the design of the innovative LNG related infrastructure, implement it and will disseminate appropriate related results.
The solutions are applicable to all Danube countries.
The list of beneficiaries comprises barge operators, port authorities, shipyards, technology providers, energy industry, research organisations, etc.
Start date: 01.06.2016
End date: 31.12.2019
Total budget: 7,097,150 EUR
EU funds: 6,032,578 EUR are funded by Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) 2014-2020
National funds: 1,064,572 EUR
Project leader: Ministry of National Development / Hungary
Project partners: MAHART
Contact person: Arnold Ádám (MAHART)
Contact data: firstname.lastname@example.org; +36 30 928 3384
LNG Masterplan for Rhine-Main-Danube (PA1A023)
The project addresses key priorities of the European Union transport policy such as:
Data provided by: Henrik Domanovszky (PAN-LNG project coordinator / Hungary) - 09.10.2017