Consequently, Enagás will become the first terminal of the Mediterranean Sea to offer this energy alternative to ships and one of the pioneers in Europe. It is noteworthy that there are now more than 30 LNG-powered ferries in service and another 29 on order, while the fuel is also used by approximately 400 tankers.
“It’s an environmentally sustainable bet, which also allows us to leverage the existing know-how at the Port of Barcelona. This will enable the progress in both the port activity and the Enagás terminal. Thus, the terminal, which is the oldest in Europe in its sector, with 45 years of existence, turns into an exporter and supplier,” said Manuel Galán, head of the Promotion of Barcelona’s Port Community, according to an article published by Diario del Puerto.
It is expected that there will be between 250 and 1,000 LNG fueled ships by 2020.