Rosneft starts bunkering ships with low-sulfur fuel in Russia’s Far East
Rosneft subsidiary RN Bunker LLC has started bunkering of ships with RMLS 40 in the Far East of Russia. Sulfur content in RMLS 40 does not exceed 0.5% fully complying with MARPOL requirements, says press center of NK Rosneft.
The first 200 tonnes of the new fuel was supplied to the bulk cargo carrier in the water are of Nakhodka. Besides, low-sulfur fuel is being used by vessels operating in the water area of the Bolshoy Kamen Bay under the project on construction of SC Zvezda.
Environmentally friendly fuel for the Far East region is produced by Rosneft’s Komsomolsk Refinery in the Khabarovsk Territory. Production of such a fuel confirms high technological capabilities of the company’s refineries and contributes to mitigation of transport’s environmental footprint.
Rosneft’s Corporate Scientific and Engineering Center had conducted a large-scale research and development work allowing for production of a wide array of environmentally sustainable fuel complying with current and future standards of Russia and other countries. As of today, the company is ready to offer new types of low-sulfur bunker fuel apart from earlier available distillates.
RMLS 40 is new product offered by Rosneft. It is a low-sulfur fuel fully complying with International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships.
In 2016, Rosneft’s Komsomolsk Refinery commenced production of DMF-I fuel with sulphur content not exceeding 0.1%. It can be used by ships crossing the areas with a special environmental status. Low-sulfur bunker fuel is also produced by other refineries of the company.