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Santander Port To Host LNG Bunker

Santander port to host LNG bunker

Source: PortSEurope
Santander, Spain (PortSEurope) April 20, 2020 – Santander is undertaking the necessary measures to supply a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunker in northern Spain. The consortium formed by the Port of Santander, Repsol LNG Holding, (RLH), ESK and Enagas will implement and improve the infrastructures in the port area, under the influence of Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T). The project will last approximately four years and two
months.  Between partners, €6,334,607 will be distributed, the Port of Santander, will receive €2,977,140. The goal is to satisfy the necessary requirements to overcome the existing barriers in the LNG bunker supply network and to provide facilities for the supply of ships in Santander. The facility will be used, as a priority, for LNG bunkering to the new ships that the Brittany Ferries company has under construction, and whose first ship, Galicia, is scheduled to start operating later this year.  The new ferries are ready to use LNG fuel, however, some of them equip dual engines, therefore they will be in a position to comply with the strict sulfur oxide (SO2) emission conditions that came into effect in 2020. The port of Santander is expected to provide service in the future to other ro-ro traffics that the port maintains with northern European ports. The action will be developed in collaboration with ESK as a transport company. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2020.

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