About the project
MarTech LNG - Marine Competence, Technology and Knowledge Transfer for LNG (Liquid Natural Gas) in the South Baltic Sea Region
The project aims at transferring tested and proven LNG knowledge and technology to implement into the South Baltic countries that are currently building LNG terminals.
The problematic nature of the project initiative is based on a current situation indicating that declared investments in Poland and Lithuania will not be a big benefit for the regional maritime industries because of the lack of technologies and relevant competences in respects of terminal construction and operation. This will instead be outsourced out of the countries of the SBR.
Supplying the local maritime industries with the LNG building and operation knowledge will allow them to benefit from the investments and support the development of new products and services that are demanded in the global market thus strengthening the Baltic maritime Sector.
Further more the creation of a Baltic supply chain will establish cooperation in between regional maritime industries and scientific institutions – locally, nationally and internationally and support the creation of cluster development being able to respond to international tenders in the future.
LNG appearance itself creates new business possibilities in transportation, port operations and energy sectors but it needs to be supported by scientific and technological knowledge to ensure a benefit for the local companies.
Project duration: January 2012 – December 2014
Project budget: 1,360,447.67 EUR
- PP1/Lead partner: Klaipeda Science and Technology Park (LT)
- PP 2: Klaipeda State Seaport Authority (LT)
- PP3: Klaipeda Shipping Research Centre (LT)
- PP4: Wismar University of Applied Sciences (DE)
- PP5: ATI erc gGmbH (DE)
- PP6: Maritime University of Szczecin (PL)
- PP7: Blekinge Institute of Technology (SE)
- PP8: Maritime Development Center of Europe (DK)