Spanish multinational oil and gas company Cepsa has introduced the first multi-product bunkering vessel in southern Europe.
The mass flowmeter (MFM) equipped Oizmendi is based at the Port of Huelva, Spain and is able to provide liquefied natural gas (LNG), in addition to traditional bunker fuels such as fuel oil and marine diesel.
The vessel has a storage capacity of 600 cubic metre (m3) for LNG, 1,900 metric tonnes (mt) for fuel oil and 470 mt for marine diesel.
The development is part of the CORE LNGas Hive project, launched by the European Commission to promote the use of gas as a fuel for transport contributing to the reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the Atlantic and Mediterranean European maritime corridors.
“The new supply vessel provides great flexibility to meet the needs of our customers, as we can provide traditional marine fuels alongside more innovative fuels in the same vessel, such as liquefied natural gas, covering the entire value chain and providing the energy that each client requires,” says Alberto Martinez-Lacaci, marine fuel director at Cepsa.
The company claims it sells more than 11,000 mt of marine fuel annually, representing a market share of over 50% in Spain.
Photo credit: Cepsa
Published: 23 March, 2018
‘We are here to transfer the extremely valuable knowledge gained over the past six years to the maritime sector, such that our customers are comfortable in the use of such biofuels,’ states CEO Olivier Baiwir.
Newly appointed Anthony Mollet speaks to Manifold Times about his role, vision, value proposition and plans for the Marine Fuels Alliance to become a wide-reaching and engaging bunkering industry association.
SFP will be retrofitting VPT’s existing bunker vessel with its Full Electric Ready (FER) system and seeks to commission the vessel in the second quarter of 2022, CEO of SFP George Lee tells Manifold Times.
Equatorial Marine Fuel Management Services, Oldendorff Carriers, Lloyd’s Register and organisers took part in a Bunker Quality Claims Webinar moderated by Manifold Times on 10 November.
‘Though it did introduce temporary commercial and operational disruptions, we took a constructive view of the situation and chose to use this event as a learning opportunity,’ shares a Consort Bunkers spokesperson.
Gealubes Consulting & Trading, the authorised marine business distributor of PANOLIN EALs at Singapore port, shares a two-part education series on Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants on Manifold Times.
30 Nov 2021