Spain’s Repsol Inaugurates second LNG Bunkering Terminal

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Repsol inaugrating second lng bunker terminal

Repsol’s LNG bunker terminal in Santander, Spain, was officially inaugurated in a ceremony held in the Northern City.

This terminal, similar to Repsol’s facility in Bilbao features a cryogenic tank with a storage capacity of 1,000 cubic meters. Both terminals are part of the collaboration agreement signed between Repsol and Brittany Ferries in 2019, aimed at supplying LNG as marine fuel for the ferry company’s operations in Spain.

The Santander terminal is designed to accommodate any type of vessel and allows for the simultaneous loading of passengers and fuel. Brittany Ferries LNG-fueled vessel, Santoña, which is the sister ship to Salamanca, will conduct regular operations at the newly inaugurated facility.

The project is co-financed by the European Commission through the CEF-Connecting Europe Facilities Program.

Juan Abascal, Executive Managing Director of Circular Economy and Industrial Transformation at Repsol, highlighted the significance of the new terminal in the energy transition and decarbonization of the maritime sector. He emphasized that it contributes to Repsol’s goal of achieving zero net emissions by 2050 and facilitates Brittany Ferries’ LNG bunkering operations in northern Spain.

Repsol, with its extensive experience in marine LNG fueling, has conducted over 150 LNG bunker operations for 32 different vessels across eight Spanish ports in recent years. The company’s commitment to the energy transition and decarbonization aligns with its efforts to support the adoption of cleaner fuels in the maritime industry.

In a social media post, Repsol Head of Green Gases & LNG New Uses, Eugenia Bertrand Shared:

“Yesterday we achieved another milestone by inaugurating our second LNG bunker terminal, what was an idea 5 years ago, has turned into two operational LNG bunker terminals, located at Bilbao and Santander. These terminals have a flexible design to supply different types of vessels and a capacity of 1000m3 each. Both projects have been co-financed by the European Commission.”

“I would like to thank all teams involved at Repsol; without teamwork it would have been impossible to reach this goal. In addition, I would like to thank Brittany Ferries for their trust in us and their leadership to reduce emissions in maritime transportation.”

Source Repsol