The European Commission recently selected 3 natural gas projects that will collectively receive almost €4.2 million (USD 5.43 million) EU co-financing from the trans-European transport network (TEN-T) programme to continue improving transport infrastructure across the EU.
Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas, responsible for transport, noted: “The European Commission continues to support the construction and upgrade of European transport infrastructure to ensure its citizens can reap the benefits of a complete, safe and modern network,” adding that the funding will also help to support employment in the EU through investment in infrastructure projects.
The three in-county projects have been listed as Priority 2, which is defined as: (2a) Studies and preparation of deployment projects contributing to mitigation and adaptation to climate change (GHG emissions); and (2b) Studies and works supporting the reduction of the impact of maritime transport on the environment (air pollutants).
These projects are:
- Technical and design studies concerning the implementation of a LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) bunkering station at the port of Dunkirk (2011-FR-92026-S – €1,150,000) (USD 1.487 million)
- Gas as an Alternative for Road Transport – GARneT (2011-ES-92136-S – €1,936,000) (USD 2.5 million)
- Blue Corridors enhanced through the Application of Natural Gas Energy (2011-ES-92138-S – €1,108,000) (USD 1.433 million)
The projects will be managed by the TEN-T Executive Agency, working together with the project beneficiaries and under the auspices of the Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport of the European Commission.