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Reganosa Supplies First European Passenger Train Powered By LNG From Ferrol Port Terminal

Reganosa supplies first European passenger train powered by LNG from Ferrol port terminal

Reganosa Supplies First European Passenger Train Powered By LNG From Ferrol Port Terminal

Ferrol, Spain (PortSEurope) January 7, 2018 – The first cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) has just been delivered by means of a truck to Asturias, a community where the train will be tested for four months.

These tests are part of a package of European Union projects to promote the use of cleaner energy in transport, both land and sea. Reganosa is also committed to the implementation of LNG to power ships. These actions are aimed at reducing the cost of fuel and minimizing greenhouse gas emissions, as liquefied natural gas has very important advantages with respect to diesel and fuel oil.

The train in which the tests are carried out is a narrow-gauge vehicle, from which the diesel machinery has been removed to incorporate another of LNG, in addition to a special tank for the new fuel. The convoy will also have a tractor driven by diesel, which will allow comparing the results of the two technologies.

For the tests, Renfe has reserved a stretch of twenty kilometres between the Asturian towns of Figaredo and Trubia.

Reganosa is a Spanish energy company which works on the development, operation and maintenance of natural gas infrastructures, in accordance with the principles of safety, efficiency and flexibility. It is certified as a transmission system operator (TSO) and manages two key access points to the natural gas system in Europe, ensuring supply diversification and security, the integration of the single market and proper operation of transport networks.

The Reganosa Mugardos LNG terminal, at the Ferrol port, began to operate in November 2007. It provides the system with a natural gas capacity of 3.6 bcm (billion cubic meters) per year of natural gas (14% of the Spanish natural gas demand for 2014).

Source: Economia en Galicia

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