Stena Oil has signed an agreement to create a new marine fuel terminal in the Port of Frederikshavn. The facility will be fully adapted for the new Sulphur Directive 2020 and its location will reduce the distances travelled by bunkering vessels. The oil terminal will be the largest of its kind in Scandinavia, with a capacity of 75,000 cbm.
The terminal will be able to handle all fuel types that meet the IMO’s global sulphur cap to 0.5%, which comes into effect in 2020. “In combination with our Gothenburg terminal, we will have the capability to serve our customers even better. We are also investing in a new bunkering vessel. We are well prepared to meet changing customer needs and the 2020 fuel requirements,” says 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. The terminal 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 a 14-metre draft. This means that large vessels can load and discharge at the same time.
“This will significantly increase efficiency. It will make us more flexible and means that we can supply fuel to ships in the Skagerrak and Kattegatt more quickly. The location also means that our bunkering vessels will travel shorter distances, which will reduce fuel consumption and emissions for every delivery we make,” said Jonas.
The new terminal will also provide a base for Stena Oil’s EMSA (European Maritime Safety Agency) work. Under this collaboration, Stena Oil provides rapid response ships and equipment for oil spill cleaning in Scandinavian waters. With equipment in Frederikshavn, Stena Oil can respond more quickly to oil spills in the busy waters of Skagerrak.
Additionally, the Port of Frederikshavn, which will soon open the first part of its expansion program, has announced a new contract for stage two. Stena Oil will lease a 38,000 sq metre quayside site in an agreement that will lead to increased sales for the port.
“It is an important addition to all the marine business we conduct here,” said Mikkel Seedorff Sørensen, Managing Director of the Port of Frederikshavn. “The agreements that we have signed for the port’s development mean that we have reached ourstrategic goals for 2021 in both commercial and financial terms. We have leased out all the sites for Stages 1 and 2, which includes 400 metres of quay and dredging, with 11 to 14 metres draft. This means that we will have an additional 150,000 sq metre area.”
The stage 2 extension will be completed in early 2019, meaning that the Port of Frederikshavn will have a total area of 950,000 sq metres.
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7th May 2018