The new Orlen terminal will be able to load bunker tankers for the needs of the Tri-City ports -
The new Orlen terminal will be able to load bunker tankers for the needs of the Tri-City ports
Date of publication: 17.06.2024

The Orlen Group is strengthening its position on the marine fuel market. An important element of this process are the investments implemented, such as the construction of the terminal on the Martwa Wisła, the level of advancement of which has already exceeded 70 percent. With the completion of the project, Orlen will introduce the possibility of loading bunker tankers to serve the Tri-City ports. Thanks to a special barge, the vessels will be able to be supplied with conventional fuels and biofuels.

The terminal on the Martwa Wisła will strengthen the logistics capabilities of the Gdańsk refinery, enabling the transshipment of approx. 2 million tons of fuel products per year. The first four loading arms have arrived at the construction site. In the parked position, each unit is 18 m high, and their total weight is almost 100 tons. The remaining four will be delivered by the end of June. Ultimately, the devices with a capacity of up to 500 cubic meters per hour will be used at transshipment stations for servicing tankers. The construction is scheduled to be completed in the second half of next year. The investment will both increase the supply capacity of biocomponents and improve transport logistics between the refinery and tankers. Along with the launch of the terminal, the company plans to introduce a bunker truck to service the Tri-City ports in the scope of conventional fuels and biofuels.

The changes introduced in EU regulations resulting from the FIT for 55 package indicate that further investments will be necessary related to the availability of "green" alternatives to conventional bunker fuels. Orlen was the first on the Polish market to introduce supplies of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for ship propulsion. For over 20 years, the ORLEN Group has been supplying marine fuels to all Polish seaports. The portfolio of refinery products includes a wide range of fuels guaranteeing the highest quality and full compliance with regulations. Orlen's offer already includes, among others: conventional fuels MGO (DMA 0.1% S) and ULSFO (RMD80 0.1% S) and LNG, and in the near future also "green" alternative fuels.

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