Moverover, President José Mujica stressed the importance of union between Argentina and Uruguay and companies with capitals of both countries, as Buquebus. “The river that separates us also links us,” Mujica said and also praised López Mena for promoting tourism between the two countries and provide a service accessible to all levels of society. In this sense, the new ferry will offer four different classes.
“LNG will allow “Francisco” to reduce combustion emissions by 98%, in marked contrast to traditional fuels,” said Anibal Argomedo, Buquebus’s Technical Manager. At the same time, it is estimated that the 66 tpd (tons per day) of LNG production required for its two daily frequencies will generate 50% savings within the operating expense. Seven Cryobox® nano stations, built by Galileo, with a capacity of 84 tpd will be responsible for this LNG production.
“I imagine fleets, stations on motorways offering both CNG and LNG, major stations producing LNG for small-scale distribution using our Virtual Pipeline® system for other stations and industries. I also imagine specific facilities, such as vessels or fishing pole fueling. This offers a highly competitive tool; the cost of transportation is one of the essential factors of the market products to bear in mind. The fact that ships can operate on LNG radically change the cost structure of the different industries,” explained Osvaldo del Campo, Galileo’s CEO.
Image 1: José Mujica, Cristina Fernández and Carlos López Mena
Image 5: Osvaldo del Campo and Aníbal Argomedo