Stena Oil has announced plans to build a new marine fuel storage terminal in Denmark in direct response to the IMO 2020 sulphur fuel cap.
The facility in the Port of Frederikshavn will be the largest of its kind in Scandinavia, with a capacity of 75,000 m3 and its location will reduce the distances travelled by bunkering vessels.
The facility has been made possible by major investment in recent years to expand and develop the port. It will be built in a new outer part of the harbour where Stena Oil will have exclusive access to a 300 meter-long quayside with 14 meters draft.
The terminal will collect slops as well as performing several other services. 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.
It will also provide a base for Stena Oil’s European Maritime Safety Agency work, which will provide rapid response ships and equipment for oil spill cleaning.
Jonas Persson, MD of Stena Oil, says: ‘We are delighted to be developing our business in Frederikshavn. 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 bunkering vessel. We are well prepared to meet changing customer needs and the 2020 fuel requirements.’