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Repsol carries out largest LNG bunkering supply in Spain

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Repsol has carried out the largest LNG bunkering supply to a ship for use as fuel. Repsol coordinated and managed the LNG bunkering operation which was made possible by the collaboration between Repsol, Enagás, Molgas, the Port Authority of Cartagena and Cartagena Maritime Authority (Capitanía Marítima de Cartagena).

The vessel Mia Desgagnés received 425 m3 of LNG by truck, and the operation was performed with the highest industry safety standards. This amount represents the largest bunkering operation to date, both for Spain and Repsol, exceeding the quantity of 370 m3 supplied by Repsol pipe-to-ship from the Enagás LNG Terminal in Cartagena.

The Canadian vessel Mia Desgagnés is 135 m long and 23 m wide with a double hull. The ship can operate using any of three types of fuel: Fuel oil, marine diesel oil or LNG.

LNG is an eco-friendly fuel as it does not generate sulfur oxides (SOx) or particulate (PM) emissions. It also involves substantially reduced CO2 and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions. These characteristics allow it to meet 2020 IMO regulations and emissions-reduction targets, aligned with company commitments.

Repsol has been working to develop LNG bunkering solutions for clients since 2012, as part of the company’s commitment to innovation. Repsol has conducted LNG bunkering supplies to ten different LNG-fueled vessels from several ports in Spain, including last year’s first LNG terminal-to-ship bunker supply in Europe from a regasification terminal and the first cooldown and supply for a LNG fueled vessel in Spain at the Port of Gijón.

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