Photo: Image from the feasibility study; Courtesy: Public Ports in the Slovak Republic

Bratislava port eyes LNG terminal

A liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal, which will cost approx €40 million, is being built in a public port in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Bratislava port ready for LNG terminal
Image from the feasibility study; Courtesy: Public Ports in the Slovak Republic

The development of the LNG terminal in the public port of Bratislava is currently in the preparation phase, the port informed in its statement.

The LNG terminal will be located on the main course of the Danube and will span 5,500 square metres.

The LNG terminal will consist of facilities for LNG production, for refueling of road tanks, for LNG storage, and for bunkering of ships.

By supporting the introduction of infrastructure for alternative fuels, the project wants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to the greening of the port. This is a part of the EU plan to build the Rhine-Danube transport corridor, which aims to make transport greener.

The feasibility study published by the Slovak Republic’s Public Ports identifies the most suitable technology for the production and distribution of LNG for the port, based on a comparison of available technologies for liquefaction and storage of LNG on the market.

The construction is expected to begin next year, with completion expected in 2026.

Public Ports estimated the cost of building the terminal at around €40 million ($48.3 m) excluding VAT.