NAUTICOR AND GAS NATURAL FENOSA CARRY OUT THE FIRST LNG BUNKERING OF THE FURE VINGASHIP IN EUROPE. ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THE LEADERSHIP OF SPANISH PORTS IN THIS FIELD COMPARED TO OTHER EUROPEAN PORTS.
Gas Natural Fenosa was awarded a supply operation for 120 t of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for the Swedish company Furetank. Gas Natural Fenosa, Nauticor and Furetank are leaders in the development and operation of LNG.
It is the first operation of these characteristics carried out by fenosa natural gas in the Port of Cartagena.
Yesterday, May 22, 2018, the first LNG bunkering operation took place on the Fure Vinga ship, of Furetank, in Europe. The ship received 120 t of this environmentally friendly fuel from 6 LNG trucks, in an operation that took place in the Port of Cartagena.
“We are pleased that the first LNG bunkering operation for the Fure Vinga in Europe was completed without problems, thanks to the cooperation of all the parties involved, including the ship’s crew and port authorities, as well as the cooperation between Gas Natural Fenosa and Nauticor, “said Lars Höglund, CEO of Furetank. “With this type of cooperation it is evident that the use of LNG as a marine fuel is an economic solution, real and available to shipping companies, guaranteeing supply in ports of different geographical areas,” confirmed Joaquin Mendiluce, director of Wholesale Iberian Gas Marketing Natural Fenosa.
The LNG experts of both companies decided to collaborate and cooperate with the objective of carrying out this operation, thus expanding their LNG supply network and highlighting the possibilities of LNG as a maritime fuel in Europe. “Our experience in LNG has made it possible for this bunkering operation to be a success, showing the customer that the availability of LNG as maritime energy is improving every day,” said Mahinde Abeynaike, CEO of Nauticor. The Swedish ship Fure Vinga
It is the first of a series of six new construction tankers destined to transport chemical products, which are owned and operated by Furetank, a leader in LNG based in Donsö. It is the second vessel powered by LNG of the company’s fleet, after the chemical tanker Fure West, which uses LNG as fuel since 2015. For Nauticor, which is already supplying the Fure West.
For Furetank in northwestern Europe, the cooperation with Gas Natural Fenosa shows the current possibilities of LNG supply. Nauticor has been a leader in the development of LNG for maritime applications and has developed a comprehensive experience and extensive network locations for the supply of LNG bunkering in northwestern Europe over the past few years. Gas Natural Fenosa leads innovative LNG solutions in recent years and is committed to leading the development of LNG bunkering in Iberia, both through specific supplies such as that made to Fure Vinga , and long-term contracts such as the one signed with Balearia.
Natural gas, the key to decarbonizing maritime transport
In the same way as natural gas for land transport, the use of LNG as a marine fuel is also a fuel with great potential to decarbonize maritime transport since the vast majority of Boats currently operates with petroleum products. The use of LNG as a marine fuel has advantages for the environment: it manages to reduce ambient noise by 50%, CO 2 emissions by 25% and NOx and SOx by more than 80%.
Currently, the world fleet driven by LNG increases at a rate of between 15 and 25% per year, so if the trend follows the same line, in 2025 there could be a world fleet of 300 and 600 vessels. It is estimated that in 2035 22% of the total bunkering consumption will be LNG. Gas Natural Fenosa.
Gas Natural Fenosa is a leading multinational energy group based in Madrid, a leader in gas and electricity integration in Spain and Latin America. It operates in more than 30 countries and has an installed capacity of 15.4 MW and a diversified mix of electricity generation. It is also one of the largest distributors of natural gas in Latin America. The company focuses its efforts on the commitment to service and security for its more than 18 million customers on five continents and its more than 15,000 professionals.
Gas Natural Fenosa is a leader in the commercialization of gas in the Iberian Peninsula and one of the main operators of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the world, supplying LNG not only to Spain but also to customers around the world. It is a leading global LNG operator since 1969, present throughout the gas value chain with a supply portfolio of 30 m 3in the Atlantic and Mediterranean basins, and has a fleet of 9 LNG vessels. As an LNG expert, Gas Natural Fenosa develops LNG infrastructure in ports by providing customized solutions to shipping companies and is playing a crucial role in the bunkering market in the Mediterranean. Nauticor GmbH & Co. KG
A New LNG Bunkering In The Port Of Cartagena
The company Nauticor GmbH & Co. KG, based in Hamburg, is a leading provider of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuel for ships. As part of The Linde Group, a world leader in engineering and gas, Nauticor combines a wide range of expertise in cryogenic technology, logistics and refuelling to develop LNG supply solutions for maritime customers in north-western Europe. Nauticor’s strategy is to cover the entire LNG value chain, from the terminal to the final customer, including supply, transport, storage and bunkering in strategically important ports.
Source: Sector Maritimo