The agreement was signed at the Enagás liquefied natural gas (LNG) Terminal at El Musel (Gijón), which will begin operating as a logistics infrastructure in January.
The University of Oviedo and Enagás signed an MoU to jointly promote a new chair to research the production, transmission and storage of sustainable energy carriers, such as renewable hydrogen and bio-LNG.
This agreement is the first of a long-term collaboration in which the two entities will promote R&D projects and activities aimed at the social promotion of research and technological development.
Progress on the commissioning of the El Musel Terminal The El Musel LNG Terminal today also hosted the welcoming ceremony and the start of the Training Plan that will train new professionals to commission the infrastructure.
78% are from Asturias and will form part of a team of around 50 people. Of these, 53% are women. Additionally, the terminal will also create about 100 indirect jobs.
El Musel, which will start operating as a logistics infrastructure in January, is key to Spain’s contribution to Europe’s security of supply and will provide up to 8 bcm of LNG capacity per year to Europe, unloading and loading up to 100 ships per year.