Located in the Baltic Sea, Roenne Port, near the island of Bornholm, is Denmark’s most easterly commercial port with big plans and environmental credentials. It is a busy international ferry port with traffic from Sweden, Germany and Poland and is increasingly attracting cruise lines. Before the pandemic the port welcomed 46 cruise lines, and 70 cruise visits are expected in 2022.
The port is at the heart of ambitious plans to create a green bunker hub in the Baltic where ships will be able to refuel with sustainable fuels. A consortium of industry leaders is in place to work towards this goal. The development of fuels with lower emissions, is essential in achieving the EU goal of carbon neutral cruising by 2050.
Thomas Bendtsen, Chief Executive Officer, Port of Roenne
The Bornholm Bunker Hub consortium has launched a feasibility study to set out the potential for supplying sustainable fuels in the Baltic Sea – using offshore wind energy. With more than 60,000 ships passing Bornholm every year from across the whole Baltic Sea area, Roenne Port is ideally located for the creation of a future energy hub. The consortium is investigating different sustainable fuel sources, including green ammonia which can be produced from air, water, and electricity from wind turbines or solar cells.
The consortium behind Bornholm Bunker Hub comprises eight partners: Orsted, Molslinjen, Haldor Topsoe, Bunker Holding Group, Ramboll, Wartsila, Bureau Veritas and the Port of Roenne.