LNG bunker terminal at the port of Bilbao. Image Credit: Repsol / Bilbao
Repsol today announced it has started the construction of an LNG bunker terminal in the port of Bilbao, Spain.
The facility will supply the Brittany Ferries' LNG-fuelled Salamanca and Santoña, which will start their operations in 2022 and 2023 respectively as part of a wider agreement between Repsol and Brittany Ferries for the supply of LNG to their operations in Spain.
The Bilbao terminal will have a storage capacity of 1,000 m3 and is expected to be commissioned in the first half of 2022.
The project will involve an investment of more than €10 million ($11.7 million) and along with a second terminal of the same capacity in Santander, are co-financed by the European Commission through the CEF- Connecting Europe Facilities Programme.
Brittany Ferries says the move away from conventional oil fuels to LNG is part of efforts to reduce its emissions footprint.