Qatar Petroleum (QP) recently announced the availability of fuel-oil bunkering solutions for all vessels calling on Qatari ports.
This vessel-borne fueling facility is available for all vessels carrying any Qatari seaborne imports or exports. The bunkering operations commenced successfully after meeting all international maritime and safety standards. Qatar Petroleum also announced that the first of several shipments carrying fuel oil (for bunkering purposes) arrived safely at its Ras Laffan anchorage.
Potential customer requests for bunkering and operation will be managed in collaboration with WOQOD affiliate, WOQOD Marine, responsible for the sale and delivery of fuel oil utilising ship to ship transfer operations.
Qatar Petroleum President and CEO Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi said that this is a first and important step towards self-reliance.
Due to the unfortunate ongoing crisis, many of our clients were impacted by regional decisions limiting their ability to meet their commitments in a timely and cost-effective manner. We took it upon ourselves to assist our clients overcome this challenge by introducing measures to ensure the continuous and reliable energy supplies.’
This temporary ship-to-ship fuel bunkering facility will meet our clients’ safety and commercial expectations, and will continue until a permanent solution is implemented. Qatar Petroleum is fast-tracking required studies and investments to provide independent, safe, and reliable bunkering capabilities.’
Qatar Petroleum will be servicing the majority of Qatar’s LNG vessel fleet and provide service to other clients including Muntajat, Hamad Port, and potential Free-On-Board (FOB) clients who load products such as crude oil, LPG, condensate and Naphtha.
For more information about Qatar’s fuel-oil bunkering solutions for sea vessels, you can visit their website at qp.com.qa.