Repsol’s second LNG bunker terminal in Santander opens to fuel Brittany Ferries’ SANTOÑA

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Energy company Repsol has inaugurated its second LNG supply terminal. The inauguration took place in Santander Spain on 7th June and was attended by Repsol’s Executive Managing Director of Circular Economy and Industrial Transformation, Juan Abascal and Brittany Ferries’ CEO Christophe Mathieu.

The terminal comprises a cryogenic tank with a storage capacity of 1,000m3. It follows the opening of an LNG bunker facility in Bilbao last year. The two facilities are part of a collaboration agreement that Repsol signed with Brittany Ferries in 2019 for the supply of LNG for ships serving Spanish routes.

The new terminal is co-financed by the European Commission through the CEF-Connecting Europe Facilities Program.

By the end of the first year of operations, it is estimated its emissions of CO2 will have been cut by around 12,000 tons.

Brittany Ferries welcomes Santoña

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The newest Brittany Ferries fleet member SANTOÑA sailed into Portsmouth for the first time last night (2 February) at the end of her maiden commercial voyage from Santander, Spain.  Her maiden trip from the UK is tonight.

Powered by LNG, the vessel has a capacity for 1,015 passengers and 2,705 lane metres of freight.

SANTOÑA is the third E-flexer class cruiseferry to join the Brittany Ferries fleet and will operate two roundtrips from Portsmouth to Santander per week, and one on the Portsmouth – Cherbourg route.

The next two Brittany Ferries E-flexer newbuild vessels will be hybrid, operating on both electric and LNG.  They will replace the BRETAGNE in 2024 and NORMANDIE in 2025 on the Portsmouth – Saint Malo and Portsmouth – Caen routes respectively.

Christophe Mathieu Chief Executive, Brittany Ferries at Santoña inauguration 1 March 2023.

Photos: Brittany Ferries