TRAIN LNG - training new competencies in LNG for cross-border growth (Seed Money)

Project description

The world’s total liquid fuel supply currently stands at circa 4,000 Megatons (MT) per year. Marine liquid fuels constitute a significant proportion at 300–400 MT per year.

Circa 10% of the world’s shipping occurs within the EUBSR. Global marine fuel trends released by Lloyd’s Register (LR) has forecasted the share of LNG only as shipping fuel on a global market to 11% share in 2030. That is the equivalent in volume of about 20% bunker market in the 2014. According to an analysis, a higher share (29 %) is likely in the BSR. In a study by Danish Maritime Authority (DMA), the total demand of LNG by 2020 in SECA has been forecasted to 4 MT annual. Apart from that, the South Baltic Region is a varied territory, in terms of infrastructure potentials, sources of natural gas /LNG supply, exposure to environmental hazards and human resources. The concept of the project addresses several challenges related to the using and transportation of LNG: lack of common approach used in education of users of LNG industry, still different knowledge level by companies, public authorities how to handle with the LNG as a product and topic relevant for regional development as well as lack of common understanding how to apply these rules in the training of people who will work with LNG. Finally there is a lack of a common frame of reference for professions and training at SBR scale, as well as the difficulty in obtaining validation of experience gained in a LNG-related companies do not encourage growth of cross-border training, which results in missing of certified cross-border education system which focused on key aspects of natural gas activities. Relevant framework elements like e.g. legal aspects related to the training and certification in the countries to be covered should be investigated within the seed money project to define specific focus of activities for the final project application to be submitted in the 4th call of South Baltic Programme.

Project total eligible budget
39 985,00
33 987,26
Project start date
01 Mar 2017
Project end date
30 Jun 2017
Lead partner
Name: West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin
Address: al. Piastow 17, 70-310 Szczecin
Region/Subregion: Miasto Szczecin
Country: Poland
Project partner
Name: Association for Promotion of Hanseatic Institute for Entrepreneurship and Regional
Development at the University of Rostock
Address: Ulmenstrasse 69 - Haus 3, 18051 Rostock
Region/Subregion: Kreisfreie Stadt Rostock
Country: Germany

Name: University of Rostock
Address: Universitätsplatz 1, 18051 Rostock
Region/Subregion: Kreisfreie Stadt Rostock
Country: Germany

Name: Klaipėda University
Address: Herkaus Manto 84, 92294 Klaipeda
Region/Subregion: Klaipedos apskritis
Country: Lithuania

Name: Strategic Self-Management Institute
Address: Baltijos pr. 123-61, LT-93224 Klaipeda
Region/Subregion: Klaipedos apskritis
Country: Lithuania
Category of intervention
118 Improving the labour market relevance of education and training systems, facilitating the transition from education
to work, and strengthening vocational education and training systems and their quality, including through mechanisms
for skills anticipation, adaptation of curricula and the establishment and development of work-based learning systems,
including dual learning systems and apprenticeship schemes