Operations begin at new marine fuel terminal in Frederikshavn port
Marine fuels supplier Stena Oil has commenced operations at the new fuel terminal at the Port of Frederikshavn in Denmark where a newly built bunkering vessel that handles various types of fuels, including biofuels and methanol, will be deployed.
To mark taking possession of the terminal, Stena Oil’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Stena Terminals, signed the takeover agreement with the Port of Frederikshavn at the end of last week.
The new terminal is expected to enable a more efficient infrastructure for Stena Oil and complement the existing operations in Gothenburg. The terminal is situated in the new areas of the port with 14 meters of water depth, which were established in connection with an expansion of the port from 2016 to 2020.
The new bunkering vessel will be deployed in the first quarter of this year and one of the customers to be served from Frederikshavn is Stena Line with its ferry routes in Denmark and Kattegat.
“We are moving into a newly built, state-of-the-art terminal with a capacity of 75,000 cubic meters. The geographical location brings us closer to our customers, allowing us to offer an even more efficient delivery with environmental benefits and solutions for future fuels,” said Jonas Persson, MD of Stena Oil.
Swedish ferry company Stena Line, a customer of the new Stena Oil terminal, recently celebrated the steel-cutting milestone for the first of its methanol-ready ‘NewMax’ hybrid ferries. The ferry company is also currently working closely with the supply chain of methanol to secure future volumes of e-methanol to fulfill its strategic ambition of shifting to renewable fuels.