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Port Frederikshavn signs expansion agreement

Stena OilStena Oil 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 75000m3.

"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 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 harbor where Stena Oil will have exclusive access to a 300m long quayside with 14m draft.

One of the purposes of the new terminal will be to collect slops (water used to clean oil tanks). Several services can be carried out simultaneously, reducing transportation and turnaround times. The boat that supplies fuel can carry slops back to the terminal where they are pumped into tanks and cleaned in an environmentally friendly process. Handling slops is carried out in collaboration with Stena Oil’s sister company, Stena Recycling A/S.

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.

"Overall, the new terminal will be a very positive development for us and our customers. Frederikshavn is an ideal location for warehousing and will improve logistics at Northern Europe’s leading bunkering site for international shipping. We are well prepared to meet the reduced sulphur requirements for marine fuel with rapid service and efficient logistics solutions. The oil terminal will be the largest of its kind in Scandinavia, with a capacity of 75000m3. With exclusive access to 300m of quayside and full flexibility to handle all grades of marine fuel - as well as slops and sludge - Stena Oil will have a cost-effective terminal with high safety standards", says Jonas Persson.

"We are proud that Stena Oil is going to build its new terminal in Frederikshavn... We have leased out all the sites for Stages 1 and 2, which includes 400m of quay and dredging, with 11 to 14m draft. This means that we will have an additional 150,000m2 area," says Mikkel Seedorff Sørensen, Managing Director of the Port of Frederikshavn.

The stage 2 extension will aim to be completed in early 2019, after which the Port of Frederikshavn will have a total area of 950,000m2.

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