Saturday
16 December 2017
ADVERTS

Greek authorities deliberate on LNG use as ship fuel

13 July 17 - RE+D Magazine
Greek authorities deliberate on LNG use as ship fuel

COMPANIES

IBI Group

Consultant - GREECE

Solum Property Solutions

Consultant - GREECE

Savills

Consultant - GREECE

ETAD.A.E.

Public entity - GREECE

PEOPLE

Antulio Richetta

Director IBI Group
Greek Shipping and Island Policy ministry will put into public consultation a draft Presidential Decreee laying down the institutional framework for the supply of ships with Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as fuel.

 

Under the Presidential Decree, all ships sailing through Greek territorial waters will be obliged to use environmentally-friendly fuels, starting January 1, 2020.

The draft Presidential Decree currently provided for consultation has 12 articles. Shipping and Island Policy Minister Panagiotis Kouroumblis said that the responsible departments of the Ministry after a hard work that lasted three months resulted in a very modern institutional framework for the supply of ships with Liquefied Natural Gas.

He said that Greece did not have such an institutional framework until now, but now the gap has to be filled. The draft PD was given to all parties involved in the process, while the ministry remains open and available to all interested parties for proposals.

The Greek ministry recommended that the interested parties should send their comments to the ministry until the end of August. The ministry's goal is to complete the process of preparing the Presidential Decree in September.

The Minister of Shipping has stated that all the critical factors for aeration and especially safety for the protection of human life are taken into account. Mr. Kouroumblis suggested that a further meeting be held in early September.

"We are responding to the challenges of a new reality, while we are close to establishing an institutional framework for LNG stations at sea. Theme for which will be another, corresponding meeting. We are working to prepare Greece for the developments that are coming, "Kouroumblis said.

Comments

You must be logged in to make a comment
WAVE MEDIA OPERATIONS IKE © 2001-2017
Internet Business Hellas