Scale Gas, an Enagás subsidiary, and Knutsen inaugurate the first LNG supply vessel built in Spain, based in the Port of Barcelona
by admin | Feb 20, 2023 | Uncategorized
Caption: From left to right, Knutsen Founder and Owner Trygve Seglem; the Managing Director of Enagás, Arturo Gonzalo; the President of the Port of Barcelona, Lluís Salvadó; and the President of Shell Spain, Óscar Fernández.
• The ‘Haugesund Knutsen’, chartered by Shell Spain and built by Astilleros Armón Gijón, will operate in the Port of Barcelona and boost the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a sustainable fuel in maritime transport
• The shipbuilding initiative, spearheaded by Knutsen Oas Shipping, is part of a European project coordinated by Enagás within the LNGhive2 institutional strategy led by Puertos del Estado, and has been co-financed by the European Commission through the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) programme
• The event also saw presentation of the adaptation of the Small-Scale jetty at the Enagás regasification terminal in Barcelona, which is one of the actions included in the Government’s +ES Plan (Plan Más Seguridad Energética – More Energy Security Plan)
• Prior to presentation of the ship, Arturo Gonzalo, CEO of Enagás, and Lluís Salvadó, President of the Port of Barcelona, signed a MoU for the joint promotion of hydrogen projects in the area