Port of Sines studies LNG terminal

The Port of Sines in the Setúbal district is studying the possibility of turning a multi-use quay into a terminal to ship renewable gases facility in a €20 million investment.

“We will undertake some investments to improve the conditions at a small quay and prepare it for renewable gas shipments and eventually bunkering facilities,” the president of the Administration of the Ports of Sines and Algarve (APS), José Luís Cacho told the news agency Lusa.

The APS president said the investments to be made in “improving a bridging quay” to receive renewable gases such as LNG (Liquified Natural Gas) or green hydrogen and ammonia is part of the Activities Plan of the port’s infrastructure as part of energy transition.

“We expect to make these investments throughout next year,” said José Luís Cacho, adding that respective “projects and studies” are being undertaken.

“This involves investments that should be in the region of €15-20 million,” he revealed. “These investments should be made next year in order for the terminal to be available and in operation from 2024,” he added.