Iberian Peninsula's biggest LNG bunker delivery performed in Cartagena

Ten truckloads of LNG supplied to tanker in new milestone operation.

The Damia Desgagnes being bunkered at Enagas's regasification plant in Cartagena, Spain, in April 2017. Image credit: Enagas

Updated on 15 Mar 2018 14:55 GMT

The Iberian Peninsula's largest single LNG bunker delivery to date was recently performed at the Mediterranean port of Cartagena, bunker supplier Repsol has confirmed.

The oil products tanker Mia Desgagnes was supplied with 10 truckloads of LNG - amounting to 425 cubic metres (cbm) - at Enagas's regasification plant in Cartagena, in a delivery performed by Repsol and which also involved Molgas Energia.

The 425-cbm figure surpasses the 370 cbm supplied to the Damia Desgagnes in April last year, which was Europe's first LNG bunker delivery directly from a regasification plant.

Both the Mia Desgagnes and Damia Desgagnes are owned by Canada's Groupe Desgagnes. The double-hulled vessels are equipped with dual-fuel engines and can be powered by either heavy fuel oil (HFO), marine distillate fuel or LNG.

Repsol says it has now carried out LNG bunker deliveries to 10 different LNG-fuelled vessels from a number of Spanish ports.

Less than a month ago, Repsol agreed to sell its 20 percent share in LNG bunker supplier Gas Natural Fenosa to UK investment fund CVC. Back in January, Spanish news outlet Expansion had suggested that Repsol was interested in acquiring Fenosa's LNG business - including its LNG-to-ship activities - as part of the deal.