This action will provide the Port of Huelva with a significant competitive advantage as a logistics hub for the handling of refrigerated cargo.
Huelva, 1 March 2017.- The Port Authority of Huelva and Enagás have signed a memorandum of understanding for the commencement of a new energy efficiency project linked to the use of residual cold produced at the Enagás regasification plant. Representing the Port Authority of Huelva at the event was its Chairman, Javier Barrero López, and General Manager, Ignacio Álvarez-Ossorio Ramos, while acting on behalf of Enagás was the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Marcelino Oreja, and the General Manager of Infrastructures, Claudio Rodríguez Suárez.
The aim of the project is the potential exploitation of the cold (-160ºC) from the Liquefied Natural Gas that is regasified at the Enagás plant to supply cooling to installations located in the Port of Huelva. This initiative could allow any cold storage facilities set up at the port to be supplied with cooling at very competitive rates. This could mean a reduction of 40–50% in energy costs for this type of building. The result of this action will provide the Port of Huelva with a significant competitive advantage as a logistics hub for the handling of refrigerated cargo.
The project is within the framework of the Enagás energy efficiency and sustainability strategy. Through the different initiatives and investment, the strategy has enabled the company to reduce its carbon footprint by 50% over the past two years, and by more than 90% at the Port of Huelva. Enagás is a leader on the main sustainability indices and has been acknowledged as the tenth most sustainable company in the world according to the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World index, presented at the Davos Economic Forum.