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Argentine President inaugurates Buquebus LNG plant

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Argentina’s President, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, has inaugurated the plant supplying LNG to ferry company Buquebus. The plant equipped with Galileo’s Cryobox® technology.

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner highlighted the importance of the considerable investment made by the Argentine shipbuilder, Juan Carlos Lopez Mena, on the liquefaction plant owned by the Buquebus group.


Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner during the inauguration.

Galileo technology

She explained that the plant, located in the town of San Vicente, is "a major private investment worth 350 million pesos," and added "as Mr. Juan Carlos Lopez Mena has said, it is operated by national technology, run by the Argentine company Galileo, a leader in liquefied gas."

The new plant in San Vicente will supply LNG to Buquebus’ Francisco ferry, which aims to be the environmentally cleanest passenger ship in the world.


Buquebus LNG plant, located in San Vicente and equipped with seven Cryobox® Nano LNG stations, completely designed by Galileo.

Speaking on the occasion, Buquebus President, Juan Carlos Lopez Mena, said that 96% of the components used in the plant were manufacturing in Argentina, and it is the first plant of this type in the world.

Gas liquefaction

"There are many entrepreneurs all over the world who are looking forward to visiting the plant, and I think that Galileo, a great Argentine company, will be in much demand for these modules of gas liquefaction," he stated, in reference to the Cryobox® Nano LNG Production Stations.


Cryobox® LNG Nano Stations installed at the Buquebus plant in San Vicente for the provision of fuel for Buquebus' ferry.

The ceremony was also attended by the Technical Manager Buquebus, Aníbal Argomedo; ENARGAS Controller Pronsato Antonio; the Port General Manager (AGP), José Beni; the Coordinator of Transportation of Hydrocarbons by Pipeline, Liliana Garrido; Galileo's CEO, Osvaldo del Campo, and public officials who accompanied the Local Mayor, Daniel Di Sabatino.


Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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