Siport21 is working with Gasnam, Naturgy, Cotenaval and ESK to develop SiBunker, an LNG bunkering operations simulator.
The project has been selected by the Spanish Department of Trade and Industry in a call for Innovative Business Groups.
The initiative has a budget of up to €120,000 and the intention is to develop SiBunker over a 10-month timeframe.
The simulator is intended to help decision making related to LNG bunkering operations, in terms of regulation as well as operational parameters, including location of the delivery (onshore or offshore), ship mooring conditions, risk assessment, maritime traffic considerations and SimOps. The aim will be to select the most suitable option in each case and to establish the optimum procedure.
According to Siport 21, SiBunker is also designed as a learning and training tool for all players in the gas value chain.