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Egypt: SCZone to launch bunkering service at East Port Said Port and Ain Sokhna Port

Chairman of SCZone Waleid Gamal El-Dien also said green fuel bunkering will be available soon with the signing of several MoUs to establish hydrogen and green ammonia plants.

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The Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone) on Sunday (28 May) reportedly announced the bunkering service at East Port Said Port and Ain Sokhna Port will be launched “in a few days”, according to Egypt today

Chairman of SCZone Waleid Gamal El-Dien reportedly said this during his participation at the EBRD's 32nd Annual Meeting and Business Forum.

According to the Egyptian Maritime Transport, the East Port Said Port is situated in a distinguished location at the east of the northern entrance of Suez Canal, in the conjunction of three continents and on the crossroad of the confluence of the east and the west. 

Meanwhile, Ain Sokhna is a main industrial and logistical hub located at the southern entrance to the Suez Canal. It is considered a gateway to the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Arab Gulf states and Asia.

Manifold Times previously reported Egypt awarding the first licence to international companies for bunkering ships in the Egyptian ports to Minerva Bunkering. It was also announced Minerva will start providing its services of refuelling vessels in Port Said.

Waleid Gamal El-Dien added green fuel bunkering will be available soon with the signing of several Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) to establish hydrogen and green ammonia plants. 

SCZone has signed 23 memorandums of understanding, including nine framework agreements for green fuel production and green bunkering.

On 14 May, SCZone announced the arrival of bunkering service vessels in the waiting area of Port Said port to start the necessary preparations for launching the bunkering services at SCZONE affiliated ports. 

This comes within the framework of Egypt’s transformation into a regional hub for providing marine services and ship bunkering to lead energy trading regionally and play a vital role in the bunkering global map.

Waleid Gamal El-Dien, commenting on the preparations, said: “The national committee, entrusted with studying and designing the new marine services system for bunkering, has finished setting the technical and legal standards to start launching this service likewise the global hubs in supplying ships in Singapore, Fujairah, and Rotterdam.”

“The committee includes members from SCZONE, the Suez Canal Authority, the Ministry of Petroleum, and the Ministry of Transport.” 

He added the CRONUS FUEL SUPPLY UNIT (FSU) of displacement of 150,000 dwt, and two supply barges are currently at anchor at the waiting area of Port Said port, awaiting final procedures to start operations of the service “within days”. 

“The two supply barges are ANDROS, with a tonnage of 4,000 dwt, and KYTHIRA, with a tonnage of 6,000 dwt. We are finishing the preparations inside the waiting area in Port Said port to start operating the service within days,” he said.

Related: Egypt awards its first bunkering licence for international firms to Minerva Bunkering
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Related: Egypt: General Authority of SCZone signs MOU for French green fuel bunkering project

 

Photo credit: Suez Canal Economic Zone
Published: 31 May, 2023

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Ammonia

Singapore: EMA, MPA shortlist two consortia for ammonia power generation and bunkering

Chosen consortia are Keppel’s Infrastructure Division and Sembcorp-SLNG, and the bunkering players in these consortia are Itochu Corporation, NYK Line and Sumitomo Corporation.

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The Energy Market Authority (EMA) and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) on Thursday (25 July) said they have shortlisted two consortia that will proceed to the next round of evaluations of proposals to provide a low- or zero-carbon ammonia solution on Jurong Island for power generation and bunkering. 

The two consortia were selected from a total of six that were earlier shortlisted in 2023 to participate in a restricted Request for Proposal (RFP), following an Expression of Interest (EOI) called in 2022. The bids were assessed based on the technical, safety and commercial aspects of their proposals. 

The two consortium leads are Keppel’s Infrastructure Division and Sembcorp-SLNG, and the bunkering players in these consortia are Itochu Corporation, Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) and Sumitomo Corporation. The two consortia will proceed to conduct engineering, safety and emergency response studies for the proposed Project.

At the next phase, we will select one of the two bidders as the lead developer of the project. The lead developer will develop the end-to-end ammonia solution comprising (i) generating 55 to 65 MW of electricity from imported low- or zero-carbon ammonia via direct combustion in a Combined Cycle Gas Turbine; and (ii) facilitating ammonia bunkering at a capacity of at least 0.1 million tons per annum (MTPA), starting with shore-to-ship bunkering followed by ship-to-ship bunkering. 

Given the nascency of the technology and global supply chains, the Government will work closely with the appointed lead developer to implement the Project. We aim to announce the lead developer by Q1 2025.

The project is part of Singapore’s National Hydrogen Strategy launched in 2022, which outlines Singapore’s approach to develop low-carbon hydrogen as a major decarbonisation pathway as part of the nation’s commitment to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

A key thrust of this strategy is to experiment with the use of advanced hydrogen technologies that are on the cusp of commercial readiness. Ammonia is currently one of the most technologically-ready hydrogen carriers with an established international supply chain for industrial use.

“If successful, the project will position Singapore as one of the first countries in the world to deploy a direct ammonia combustion power plant and support the development of ammonia bunkering for international shipping, EMA and MPA said.

“This will help to unlock the potential of low-carbon ammonia as a low-carbon fuel.”

 

Photo credit: Manifold Times
Published: 25 July 2024

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LNG Bunkering

China: River-sea LNG bunkering vessel named and delivered in Shanghai

The 14,000 cubic metre ship, “Huaihe Nengyuan Qihang”, was independently developed, designed and built by Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) for Huaihe Energy Holding Group.

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China: River-sea LNG bunkering vessel named and delivered in Shanghai

China’s river-to-sea LNG bunkering vessel, which was built locally, was named and delivered in Shanghai on Monday (19 July), according to the Shanghai Association of Shipbuilding Industry (SASIC). 

The 14,000 cubic metre (cbm) ship, Huaihe Nengyuan Qihang, was independently developed, designed and built by Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd for Huaihe Energy Holding Group as part of China’s "Gasification of the Yangtze River” project.

The ship is capable of travelling through the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge all year round and has been dubbed a “Customised Yangtze River” LNG refuelling and transportation ship.

The ship is equipped with the B-type LNG containment system independently developed by Hudong-Zhonghua and authorised by a national patent.

According to SASIC, this was the first time such a system has been applied to a domestic LNG  refuelling and transportation ship, marking a major breakthrough in the B-type LNG containment system developed by China with independent intellectual property rights.

Related: China’s first river-sea LNG bunkering ship completes inaugural bunkering operation

Disclaimer: The above article published by Manifold Times was sourced from China’s domestic market through a local correspondent. While considerable efforts have been taken to verify its accuracy through a professional translator and processed from sources believed to be reliable, no warranty is made regarding the accuracy, completeness and reliability of any information.

 

Photo credit: Shanghai Shipbuilding Industry Association
Published: 25 July 2024

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Newbuilding

Singapore: EPS takes delivery of LNG dual-fuel bulker “Mount Ossa”

Firm said said the last vessel in its series of six 210,000 dwt DF LNG Newcastlemaxes chartered to Rio Tinto, was successfully delivered by New Times Shipbuilding.

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Singapore: EPS takes delivery of LNG dual-fuel bulker “Mount Ossa”

Singapore-based shipping firm Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) on Wednesday (24 July) said the last vessel in its series of six 210,000 dwt dual-fuel LNG Newcastlemaxes chartered to Rio Tinto, was successfully delivered.

The delivery of Mount Ossa marked the 21st vessel being delivered by New Times Shipbuilding to EPS.

“Despite global challenges, Rio Tinto and EPS have shown unparalleled resilience and a strong commitment to decarbonize shipping,” it said in a social media post.

“Over the past three years, these LNG-powered vessels have proven to be a sustainable choice, emitting 30% less than their conventional counterparts. We have successfully completed over 200 LNG bunkering operations, significantly reducing emissions across our fleet.”

“We celebrate our strong partnership with New Times Shipbuilding on this 21st milestone delivery to the EPS fleet, grateful to have 43 world-class vessels built and delivered, including those on order from New Times, which means we are only halfway through our esteemed collaboration.”

 

Photo credit: Eastern Pacific Shipping
Published: 25 July 2024

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