Frederikshavn fuel terminal to be designed to meet sulphur directive
Stena Oil has signed an agreement to create a new marine fuel terminal in the Port of Frederikshavn which will be fully adapted for the new Sulphur Directive 2020.
The location of the new terminal will also be planned to reduce the distances travelled by bunkering vessels reducing fuel consumption and emissions for every delivery we make.
“We will create a state-of-the-art terminal that can handle all fuel types that meet the IMO's global sulphur directive, which comes into effect in 2020. We are also investing in a new bunkering vessel. We are well prepared to meet changing customer needs and the 2020 fuel requirements,” said Jonas Persson, managing director of Stena Oil.
The new terminal has been made possible by major investment in recent years to expand and develop the Port of Frederikshavn.
It will be built in a new, outer part of the harbour where Stena Oil will have exclusive access to a 300-metre-long quayside with 14 metres draft meaning that large vessels can load and discharge at the same time.
This will significantly increase efficiency for Stena Oil meaning that it will be able to supply fuel to ships in the Skagerrak and Kattegatt more quickly.
One of the purposes of the new terminal will be to collect slops leading to improved customer service with several services can be carried out simultaneously - reducing transportation and turnaround times.
A fuel supply vessel can carry slops back to the terminal where it is pumped into tanks and cleaned in an environmentally sound process by Stena Recycling A/S.
The new terminal will also provide a base for Stena Oil's rapid response service to ships and equipment for oil spill cleaning in Scandinavian waters.
“We are proud that Stena Oil is going to build its new terminal in Frederikshavn,” said Mikkel Seedorff Sørensen, managing director of the Port of Frederikshavn.
“It is an important addition to all the marine business we conduct here. The agreements that we have signed for the port’s development mean that we have reached our strategic goals for 2021 in both commercial and financial terms.”
He pointed out that the port has leased out all the sites for Stages 1 and 2 of the development, which includes 400 metres of quay and dredging, with 11 to 14 metres draft. This means that we will have an additional 150,000 square metre area.
The stage 2 extension will be completed in early 2019, giving the Port of Frederikshavn a total area of 950,000 square metres.
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