Stena Line, DFDS, Orsted and Liquid Wind partner with the Port of Gothenburg to establish an electromethanol (e-fuels) hub.
As the largest port in Scandinavia, Gothenburg is the ideal choice for the first delivery and bunkering point for green e-fuels. With the intent to launch in 2025, this pioneering venture is a tangible step toward a carbon-neutral shipping industry.
Stena Line, a Swedish ferry line company with an extensive European route network and DFDS, a leading European Shipping and Logistics company, are partnering with FlagshipONE, which is jointly owned by Ørsted, the most sustainable energy company in the world, and Liquid Wind, the leading developer of eMethanol projects in Europe.
FlagshipONE, which is in late-stage development and approaching a final investment decision, will be the largest e-fuels facility in the world, producing 50,000 tonnes of eMethanol annually. This collaboration is supported by the Port of Gothenburg, the first shipping port to actively pursue a green fuels policy ensuring neutral carbon operations by 2030.
Niclas Mårtensson, CEO of Stena Line, said, “This partnership is yet another proof point of our dedication to reduce our carbon footprint.”
Torben Carlsen, CEO of DFDS, said, “With eMethanol from this partnership, DFDS is adding a new e-fuel possibility to deliver on our promise to operate a green vessel latest by 2025.”
Olivia Breese, Senior Vice President, Ørsted P2X, said, “Ørsted is excited about the opportunity to support the Port of Gothenburg, DFDS and Stena Line in their ambition to decarbonise their marine operations by using green e-fuel to be produced at FlagshipONE in Sweden.”
Claes Fredriksson, CEO and Founder of Liquid Wind, said, “The Minister’s support for a large-scale introduction of electrofuels is encouraging going forward.”
Elvir Dzanic, CEO of the Port of Gothenburg, said, “The Port of Gothenburg has set out to reduce CO2 emissions by 70% within the port area by 2030. This is an extremely important goal for us, but something we cannot achieve on our own.”