PMO News Portal - Following the International Maritime
Organization (IMO) 2020 requirements for low sulfur fuel (0.5%), the Shipping
Company of the Islamic Republic of Iran succeeded in implementing a refueling
project (bunkering) to national vessels in the port of Salkh on Qeshm Island.
Mohsen Fakheri, CEO of Setareh Qeshm Fuel and Shipping
Services Company staed that the project of producing domestic low-sulfur fuel
with the cooperation of knowledge-based companies started mid-2000s.
He conrinued: the amount of investment made in the Salkh and
Qeshm refueling (bunking) project was 1700 billion Rls. in addition to the
construction of infrastructure, the relevant international licenses and certificates
have been obtained.
According to Fakheri, the coastal section of the refueling
project on a land area of more than 12 hectares (including 10 storage tanks for
petroleum products with a volume of 52,600 cubic meters, more than 10 km of
fuel transmission pipelines, pump house, dumping facilities for heavy fuel
tankers and diesel, blending facilities and hot oil boilers, etc.) have been
established and completed by the end of 2016.