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Passenger vessel to use LNG engine in Port of Barcelona

Gas Natural Fenosa and Baleària have launched a natural gas engine for passenger boats in the Port of Barcelona.

  • Engine will operate on the Abel Matutes, owned by Baleària on the Barcelona-Palma de Mallorca route.
  • Abel Matutes will consume natural gas when manoeuvring to approach and leave the port. According to Gas Natura Fenosa 4,000 tonnes of CO2, 60 tonnes of nitrogen oxides and 6 tonnes of sulphur oxides will be saved.
  • President of the Port of Barcelona, Sixte Cambra, says the adoption of LNG in Barcelona will not only reduce emissions but also make transport more competitive. By having the LNG-supply infrastructure, the port can also attract more modern and energy efficient ships he said.

Read more about the engine and the port’s efforts to reduce its emissions via the press release.


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