Port Vell launches bunkering service
Marina Port Vell in Barcelona has launched a new pipeline fuel supply service that allows for a more efficient and flexible service to clients moored at the marina.The fuel system, part of the marina’s ongoing investment plan, aims to reduce environmental contamination risks while enhancing safety, allowing refuelling without the need to move to a loading dock or petrol station.
A 510m (1,670ft) pipeline distribution network has been installed to supply fuel directly at mooring points via a pumping system. Between 400 and 450 litres can be loaded per minute, meaning that a 1,000 litre capacity tank onboard a 60m (197ft) superyacht can be filled in four hours as opposed to the eight hours expected via a conventional pump.
The marina reached an agreement with Termopetroli, a leading company in the supply of fuels and lubricants for superyachts to provide the service.