Enagás on Thursday (10 November) said its subsidiary Scale Gas has received funding from the Spanish Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda to boost the construction of a bunkering vessel for the supply of LNG and BioLNG in the Canary Islands.
This subsidy, which is channelled through the Support for Sustainable and Digital Transport Programme, is part of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan.
This project, ‘Net Zero hive Canarias’ is part of the ‘Net Zero hive’ initiative promoted by Enagás in its commitment to sustainability and energy transition and to promote decarbonisation in the maritime sector.
The project also contributes to the deployment of the institutional strategy LNGhive2, led by Puertos del Estado, for the development of LNG bunkering supply in ports in compliance with the obligations established in Directive 2014/94 on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure.
The vessel will have a capacity of 12,500m3 for bunkering alternative fuels – LNG and BioLNG – and will be put into operation for use by shippers from June 2025. In addition, it could be adapted for the supply of ammonia as a marine fuel, which would allow the use of hydrogen as a carrier for the decarbonisation of transport.
As the promotor, Scale Gas will receive a total of 15 million euros – the total financial support requested – and plans to start construction of the vessel from June 2023.
Photo credit: Enagás
Published: 14 November, 2022
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