Sweden’s Stena Oil has signed an agreement to develop a new marine fuel terminal in the Port of Frederikshavn, Denmark that will be fully adapted for the new Sulphur Directive 2020.
The oil terminal will be the largest of its kind in Scandinavia, Stena Oil said, with a capacity of 75,000 cubic metres. It will be built in a new, outer part of the harbor and will have a 300 meter- long quayside with 14 meters draft, enabling large vessels to load and discharge at the same time.
“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. 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,” says Jonas Persson, Managing Director of Stena Oil.
“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.”
The new terminal will also provide slops collecting services, as the boat that supplies fuel can carry slops back to the terminal where they are pumped into tanks and cleaned in an environmentally sound process. Handling slops is carried out in collaboration with Stena Oil’s sister company, Stena Recycling A/S, the company said.
The new terminal will also provide a base for Stena Oil’s European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) work, allowing the company to respond more quickly to oil spills in the busy waters of Skagerrak.
The Port of Frederikshavn, which will soon open the first part of its expansion program, has announced a new contract for stage two. The stage 2 extension will be completed in early 2019, meaning that the Port of Frederikshavn will have a total area of 950,000 square meters.
“We are proud that Stena Oil is going to build its new terminal in 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. We have leased out all the sites for Stages 1 and 2, which includes 400 meters of quay and dredging, with 11 to 14 meters draft. This means that we will have an additional 150,000 square meter area,” Mikkel Seedorff Sørensen, Managing Director of the Port of Frederikshavn, said.