Vopak Converts Part of Sebarok Terminal in Singapore for Marine Biofuel Blending

March 2024

Tank storage and critical infrastructure services provider Vopak has successfully commissioned 40,000 cubic meters of capacity at its Sebarok terminal for blending biofuels into marine fuels. The existing pipeline system was also converted to a dedicated biofuel blending service. The new capacity is underpinned by customer commitment. Vopak’s Sebarok terminal is close to Singapore’s eastern anchorage, where a large part of bunkering activity occurs.

Since 2022, Vopak has been conducting multiple biofuel trials with its customers. In response to the increasing demand for biofuel blending and storage solutions, Vopak’s Sebarok terminal has the potential to repurpose part of the existing capacity for biofuels. Vopak aims for the Sebarok terminal to be a sustainable multi-fuel hub to strengthen Singapore’s position as the top bunkering hub.

Singapore, the world’s leading bunkering hub, has seen a surge in demand for marine biofuel in recent years. This development with Vopak is expected to facilitate the entry of more biofuel companies, diversify the supply chain for marine biofuels, and accelerate the decarbonization of the shipping industry.

(Source: Vopak)

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