The green transition of shipping in the Baltic Sea is taking a significant step forward with Bornholm Bunker Hub’s plans to enable the bunkering of sustainable fuels at the Port of Roenne by 2025.
The ambitious plan for the bunkering of green fuels has become more realistic after the consortium has investigated the possibility of establishing a green bunkering station with sustainable marine fuels at Bornholm. Over the past year, Bornholm Bunker Hub has carried out a feasibility study of the financial potential of supplying sustainable fuels to the shipping industry in the Baltic Sea near Bornholm, potentially using local Power-to-X production of green fuels.
Local production of Power-to-X fuels could be an important part of implementing a competitive bunker hub and is achievable when the Energy Island at Bornholm is established around 2030 with at least 2 GW of offshore wind energy.
To advance the prospects of establishing a green bunkering station at the Port of Roenne, the consortium will now begin looking for partners and customers who want to take part in the realisation of Bornholm Bunker Hub.
As part of the next steps, the consortium will engage potential customers in the Baltic Sea to identify their expected demands for sustainable fuels.
Several major companies are already participating in the consortium. In the long run, the plan for Bornholm Bunker Hub is to be able to supply green fuels, such as methanol and ammonia, to the more than 60,000 ships that pass by Bornholm every year.
The consortium behind Bornholm Bunker Hub comprises eight partners: Ørsted, Molslinjen, Topsoe, Bunker Holding Group, Wärtsilä, Ramboll, Bureau Veritas and Port of Roenne A/S.
Source: Port of Roenne A/S