The commercial, safety and technical operations were carried out completely by MOLGAS ENERGÍA (LNG purchase, transport, and loading). The truck-to-ship operation was carried out at the port in March 2017.
The vessel involved was the M.V. Ireland – a 110 m long, LNG-fuelled cement tanker that was launched in March 2016. The bunkering operation lasted five hours.
M.V. Ireland was constructed for JT Cement – a joint venture (JV) between Erik Thun AB and KG Jebsen Cement (KGJ) – and is one of the world’s first dry cargo vessels to utilise an LNG-fuelled propulsion system (including a pressurised LNG tank in the hull).
Read the article online at: https://www.lngindustry.com/small-scale-lng/03042017/port-of-bilbao-carries-out-first-lng-bunkering-operation/