Gas Natural Fenosa and Baleària have successfully completed the first LNG loading operation to be carried out in Valencia for the Abel Matutes ferry.
The companies have cooperated to develop a pioneering project in Spain consisting of the installation of a natural gas generator, as well as a LNG tank in the aforementioned vessel. The project aims to reduce emissions and improve air quality.
The now complete LNG loading operation was the first of its kind to take place in a Valencian port.
The application of the technology in this particular ship will result in a reduction of emissions and an annual saving of approximately 4000 t of carbon dioxide (CO2), more than 60 t of nitrogen oxide (NOx), and 6 t of sulfur oxide (SOx).
The Baleària project – from which the ports that receive the ship will benefit especially – consists of the installation of an auxiliary gas generator (activated once in the port eliminating the emission of gases derived from petroleum) and a 30 m3 tank (with a one-week autonomy) on deck 8 of the vessel.
The engine, which is used in approaches and stays in port, is fully integrated into the ship's power plant and can work with any of the own auxiliaries and without visual impact.
The ferry, 190 metres in length, has a capacity of 900 people and 2235 linear metres of ro-ro cargo.
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