Spanish energy giant Enagas has signed an agreement with the Jovellanos Integral Maritime Safety Centre to set up a new training body, the International LNG School, delivering courses to industry professionals.
The school will carry out training at Jovellanos Centre sites and at Enagas’ El Musel regasification plant. The initiative stems from collaboration between Spain’s Maritime Safety Agency and Enagas within the European Union’s CORE LNGas hive project.
Jovellanos employs specialists to deliver training in the field of safety, marine rescue, firefighting and LNG handling. It is one of the few bodies in a European Union member state to teach LNG fire-hazard management courses for responding to emergencies.
Enagas is Spain’s leading natural gas-transmission company. It operates four regasifaction plants, in Barcelona, Huelva, Cartagena and El Musel. It also has a 50 per cent stake in Bilbao regasification plant and a 72.5 per cent stake in Sagunta.
The agreement was signed at Jovellanos’ Integral Maritime Safety Centre in Gijon by Spanish Merchant Navy director general and Maritime Safety Agency chairman Rafael Rodriguez Valero and Enagas chief executive Marcelino Oreja.