A consortium, made up of Orsted, Molslinjen, Haldor Topsoe, Bunker Holding Group, Wartsila, Ramboll, Bureau Veritas and Port of Roenne will explore the opportunities to determine the possibilities of building a bunkering station with green maritime fuel on Bornholm.
Ships would be able to refuel with sustainable fuel, from the planned bunkering station. This decision follows the advice from the Danish government that suggested the island of Bornholm could become a hub within the region and a part of the country’s broader decision to develop sustainable resources within the region.
The project will investigate how local Power-to-X can support the necessity for sustainable fuels for the 60,000 ships that pass Bornholm within the middle of the Baltic per annum.
Anders Nordstrøm, Vice President, Head of Hydrogen at Orsted, said, “We see great potential in utilizing Bornholm as an energy island to meet the Danish government’s ambitious goal of reducing CO2 emissions. Denmark has a unique opportunity to create an industrial position of strength within the production of sustainable fuels for heavy transport and to create jobs in the process.Bornholm’s strategic location makes it also ideal as a hub for green energy solutions, and we look forward to exploring the potential for delivering sustainable fuels for shipping from Bornholm.”
The consortium’s vision for the Bornholm Bunker Hub is much larger than being just another bunkering station. The station can be scaled and contribute significantly to reducing global CO2 emissions. The Bornholm Bunker Hub consortium will undertake a feasibility study to explore the financial potential for supplying sustainable fuels within the Baltic produced using offshore wind energy.
Denmark envisions Bornholm as becoming a middle for the energy industry within the region and plans a second energy hub to be located on the island. Earlier this year, the Danish government announced plans to create the world’s first artificial island within the same region of the Baltic to become a hub for the gathering and distribution of electric power from offshore wind farms.