• 2020 May 29 13:41

    Smart Delta Resources launches project to substantially reduce CO2 emissions in Scheldt-Delta region

    A cross-border consortium of companies under the umbrella name Smart Delta Resources is taking the first step towards drastically reducing CO2 emissions in the North Sea Port area (Ghent, Terneuzen, Vlissingen, the port says in a press release.

    They have chosen one of the ways to achieve the climate objectives: capturing CO2 and then reusing it or storing it underground.

    Capturing and reusing or storing CO2 (Carbon Capture & Utilisation/Storage, or CCUS for short) has the potential to cut CO2 emissions in the North Sea Port area by 30% (6.5 million tonnes of CO2 per year). With this in mind, a consortium of Belgian and Dutch companies have set up the Carbon Connect Delta project, starting with a feasibility study on CCUS in 2025. The study will examine all aspects of CCUS: the technical, economic and legal aspects, the required infrastructure for the transport of CO2 by pipeline or ship, finance options, commercial feasibility and permit procedures. The consortium expects to complete the feasibility study by the end of 2020, after which the project will be further developed for implementation.

    The consortium is made up of Smart Delta Resources, North Sea Port, the companies ArcelorMittal, Dow Benelux, PZEM, Yara and Zeeland Refinery and infrastructure partners Gasunie and Fluxys. Together, the consortium partners have a broad network and the required knowledge and expertise to make the Carbon Connect Delta project a success. Because the consortium cooperates across industrial sectors (chemicals, petrochemicals and steel), as well as with the relevant government agencies in both countries, unique synergies and opportunities for a sustainable economy will be generated.

    The consortium's aim is to capture 1 million tonnes of CO2 per year as early as 2023 and to increase this to 6.5 million tonnes per year by 2030, which will represent a 30% reduction in CO2 emissions in the Scheldt-Delta region. In this way, the Carbon Connect Delta project will make an important contribution to the Paris climate objectives and the more recent European Green Deal.

    CCUS is one of the tracks that Smart Delta Resources (SDR) is pursuing in order to achieve climate-neutral industry in the Scheldt-Delta region by 2050. SDR, supported by Impuls Zeeland, the Province of Zeeland and the Province of East Flanders, is also working on other development tracks, such as sustainable hydrogen (Hydrogen Delta), residual heat, electrification and recycling. Smart Delta Resources has already taken steps to substantially reduce CO2 emissions. In early 2018, a Roadmap was adopted to enable the industry cluster to meet the Paris climate objectives. In recent years, various studies have been completed on the required energy infrastructure. A hydrogen link between Dow in Terneuzen and Yara in Sluiskil has already been built. In addition, the innovative Steel2Chemicals (Dow Terneuzen) and Carbon2Value (ArcelorMittal Gent) projects are well-advanced.

2020 July 14

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17:57 More States need to act on crew changes, says IMO Secretary-General
17:33 Throughput of Russian seaports in 6M’2020 climbed by 0.1% (detalization)
17:11 Alewijnse completes electrical installation TSHD Anchorage
16:46 Vladimir Putin signs the package of federal laws on the system of privileges in the Arctic
16:21 Mark Sickles named Interim CEO & Executive Director of DCA
15:55 Reconstruction of hydraulic facility No 9 of Tushinsky District’s HES obtains state expert approval
15:32 Green Yard Group takes over Kleven Verft business
15:04 Engineering and geological survey began for construction of Port Dalny terminal in Khabarovsk Territory
14:39 LISCR hires former USCG LNG expert to boost its global team
14:20 Young Russian sturgeon released to Volga as compensatory measure for dredging on Volga Caspian Canal
13:57 Rosmorport releases young keta salmon as compensatory measure for dredging in Shakhtersk
13:36 Straatman BV built solar-powered mooring systems for Port of Hamburg
13:12 ABB to power the world’s largest diamond recovery vessel for De Beers
12:48 Bunker prices are stable at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:23 COMSAT bolsters Inmarsat network with increased C-band and L-band capabilities
11:55 IMO's informal discussions focus on cutting shipping’s carbon intensity
11:31 G3 Terminal Vancouver opens on Canada’s West Coast and transforms Canada’s grain supply chain
11:13 Further progress towards greener and safer ship recycling in Bangladesh reported at SENSREC meeting
10:50 Polish Ministry of Climate signs letter of intent on cooperation in the development of offshore wind energy
10:32 USCG investigates uninspected passenger vessel allision
10:07 Gdynia to be the installation port of Polish wind farms on the Baltic Sea
09:42 More information needed on the impacts of emissions trading in maritime transport
09:26 Oil prices decrease amid demand concerns
09:21 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 14
09:08 Baltic Dry Index as of July 13

2020 July 13

18:24 Canada joins Global Ocean Alliance
18:00 Interim report and independent audit of KS1437 Multipass Port project approved by related authority
16:59 Port of Ventspils (Latvia) handled 6.8 million tonnes of cargo in 6M’2020
15:32 Oboronlogistics ensures Northern delivery
15:04 Ørsted and Van Oord have successfully installed all array cables of the Borssele I & II offshore wind farm
14:21 Dublin Port throughput declines by 10.9% in the six months to June
13:53 FSUE Rosmorport’s revenue in HI’2020 grew by 6% YoY
13:30 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO grew to RUB 10,425 in RF spot market
13:04 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
12:41 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Europe
12:19 Tallinks’s vessel Romantika to offer two direct sailings from Riga to Helsinki this July and August
12:18 ISO releases environmental report assurance standard
11:55 NOVATEK reports preliminary operating data for the second quarter and first half 2020
11:32 KN increases the volume of biofuel handling
11:02 XELLZ acquires additional 100.000sqm to develop a Free Zone at Rosslare Europort
10:14 Gibdock completes an extensive two-vessel drydocking and maintenance project for returning customer Shearwater GeoServices
10:13 Port of Helsinki throughput in 6M’2019 fell by 9.2% to 6.6 million tonnes
09:58 The Fjords takes delivery of second all-electric passenger ship
09:49 Oil prices continue going down
09:32 RF Government to allocate RUB 320 million as support of shipping companies
09:10 Baltic Dry Index as of July 10
09:05 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 13

2020 July 12

16:21 Carnival Corp announces change in leadership team
15:38 UMS Skeldar gets contract to supply mine countermeasures drones system
15:23 Samson introduces the latest in mooring line innovation
14:19 Coast Guard halts 2 illegal charters near Star Island
13:41 Carnival Corporation's AIDA Cruises to restart sailing vacations in August
13:18 New OCIMF Committee structure
12:51 American P&I Club and ABS Consulting join forces to drive cyber awareness for maritime insurance
11:49 Royal Caribbean Group acquires remaining interest in Silversea

2020 July 11

15:28 Cox Powertrain celebrates as first 300hp diesel outboards roll off the production line ready for delivery
14:51 WCI names Tracy R. Zea as President & CEO
13:45 NOS expands its fleet with two additional M-Class vessels
11:37 Huisman to deliver 250mt Knuckle Boom Crane and 500mt Towing Winch for Nanhai Rescue Bureau