The European Commission has released details of a number of European transport infrastructure projects that will be funded by the EU’s TEN-T Programme:

Tarragona (Spain)

TENT-T will provide over €1 million for an engineering study on an open terminal allowing the shift between rail and road cargo transport. The study will prepare grounds for the construction of the terminal after the permits are issued.

Bordeaux (France)

TENT-T will provide over € 400 000 for an energy efficiency initiative at the Port of Bordeaux. It will combine energy-saving measures and alternative energy production plans to decrease the transport sector’s dependency on oil and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Valencia (Spain) and Livorno (Italy)

TENT-T will provide € 3.1m for a project to test energy-efficient and emission-reducing equipment in the ports of Valencia and Livorno. The project aims to establish examples of best practice in smart energy management and in use of alternative fuel in European ports.

Lake Ijssel (Netherlands)

TENT-T will provide over € 1m on a study on deepening the waterways and constructing a new lock on Lake Ijssel in the Netherlands. The project is to improve the connection between the North Sea and the Dutch inland waterway network, to open it up to larger vessels.

All projects are to be completed by December 2015.

Original author: Editor