The latest stage in Gibraltar’s development of its LNG power station occurred last night when the LNG carrier ‘Coral Methane’ rehearsed its berthing procedures at the new terminal at the end of the North Mole. This also provided an opportunity for staff to test the terminal’s special loading arm and its safety systems.
Minister for the Environment, Energy and for Climate Change, John Cortes, said, ‘This has been another exciting step on the way to producing our energy in a much cleaner and more efficient way. Last night gave us the chance to take on some gas, thus testing our unloading systems and procedures in the most realistic manner possible and I am delighted to say that everything went extremely smoothly. Over the weeks ahead, we will continue to test and evaluate all the systems in both the terminal and the power station.’