LNG BUNKERING VESSELS
At present, there are 30 LNG bunkering barges. Foreseen around 15-30 more for 2023. Within CORE LNGas hive project a retrofitting of Oizmendi vessel.
An efficient LNG Bunker barge in the port of Barcelona
Enagás Transporte, Scale Gas, Knutsen, Puerto Barcelona.
2 years (firmado grant agreement hace unos días)
This Action aims at building an LNG bunkering barge in the port of Barcelona. The LNG bunker barge will in particular be able to refuel large LNG-powered vessels (such as container and cruise vessels).
It will therefore ensure that LNG-fuelled ships can refuel in Barcelona, thus creating an intermediate well-located LNG bunkering point in the Mediterranean. In addition, the Action will provide a cost-efficient LNG refuelling solution attractive for final customers. In turn, this will boost the demand and provide new opportunities for the LNG sector in the EU. It is expected that the Action will create or maintain at least 100 jobs in a European shipyard.
A Flex LNG bunkering vessel in the port of Algeciras
Enagás Transporte, Scale Gas, Puerto Algeciras.
The density of supply points is a crucial factor to ensure the continuity of service with LNG-fueled ships. In southern Europe, the lack of LNG bunkering infrastructure is a functional barrier both for the cross Gibraltar strait traffic as well as for the deep-sea long distance routes.
The Action’s overall objective is to overcome this barrier by building a new Flex LNG bunkering vessel with a capacity of 12,500 m3 . It will be able to bunker large LNG-fueled vessels at sea as well as to feed barges for small scale bunkering in the port of Algeciras at the south end of the Atlantic and Mediterranean Corridor.
> Scale Gas and Peninsula announce an agreement to build and charter a vessel to supply LNG to the Port of Algeciras and its surroundings