Patras: the last stop for Poseidon Med II
The Patras Port Authority had the honor of organizing the last Poseidon Med II dissemination event, just a week before its conclusion. The satellite port of the EU co-funded program brought together key stakeholders and interested parties to brief them on action milestones and provide their final feedback to key business owners at Lloyd’s Register and Rogan Associates, who are also partners of Poseidon Med II.
The presentations covered the basic characteristics of LNG, the presidential decree on the safety of LNG bunkering, training skills, port manuals and the port master plan to accommodate LNG as a marine fuel.
Mr. Panagiotis Tsonis, CEO of Patras Port Authority, gave a warm welcome to the virtual event by thanking all the partners for the deliverables and the studies carried out which will offer the opportunity to the port of Patras to be part of the new chain of green procurement in the maritime sector. transport sector.
Mr Stavros Antypas, Director of Development and Project Manager on behalf of the Port Authority of Patras said that despite the obstacles that accompanied the studies and the associated local consultation, he is proud to see that the action is concluded by leaving behind a complete and rigid dossier of studies and approved data which will allow the Port to engage in the near future in efficient and sustainable operations. He went on to add that the Authority will pursue funding opportunities inside and outside Greece in order to carry out the necessary infrastructure works.
After demonstrating the real situation of LNG bunkering operations inside the port and explaining how it was chosen as the optimal solution, the participants discussed the scenario of coexistence of pipelines and bunkers for LNG supply. . Ms Anna Apostolopoulou, EU project manager and offshore manager for Greece, Cyprus and Israel, who served as the action project manager on behalf of Lloyd’s Register, clarified that the bunkering will not “disrupt” none of the other concurrent operations taking place inside the port. . In practice, this means that any incoming vessel will dock in the intended position and that the LNG supply vessel will bunker in parallel with all ongoing loading / unloading operations.
The virtual meeting ended with a feeling of satisfaction on the achievements of Poseidon Med II and an anticipation for all partners to work together again on a similar innovative project.
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Source: Poseidon Med II Project