Repsol, the global energy company headquartered in Madrid, Spain has carried out the largest supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to a ship for use as fuel. In an operation developed in the port of Cartagena, with the collaboration of the Port Authority and Enagás, eleven LNG tankers have been supplied to the Canadian ship Paul A. Desganés.
Repsol has reached a new milestone and consolidates its position as a supplier of LNG as a fuel for vessels. The development of the LNG supply business as maritime fuel, both in point and time supplies, is a key line of work in its strategy to provide solutions to its customers and add this fuel to Repsol’s marine fuel portfolio.
Repsol has coordinated and managed this bunkering operation in collaboration with Enagás, ESK and the Port Authority of Cartagena. The previous record had been achieved in the supply of ten LNG tankers to the vessel Mia Desgagnés.
The ship Paul A. Desganés is the third of a series of four vessels built in the Turkish shipyard of Besiktas. The vessel can operate using any of the three types of fuel: fuel oil, diesel or LNG.
LNG is an ecological fuel since it does not generate emissions of sulfur oxides (SOx) or particles (PM). It also substantially reduces the emissions of CO2 and nitrogen oxide (NOx). These characteristics allow it to comply with the regulations of the IMO 2020 and the emission reduction objectives, aligned with Repsol’s commitments.
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