Sohar Port and Freezone and Oman Oil Marketing Company (OOMCO) have signed a bunker license agreement for OOMCO to provide marine fuels to vessels visiting the port, as well as at the anchorage area. The license will see OOMCO operate the 10,000 tonnes capacity barge, Alpha, to meet the regional needs of vessel owners and operators requiring bunkering services.
The bunker barge is capable of supplying all low sulphur fuel-compliant marine fuels, in line with IMO 2020. Fuels available will include Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (VLSFO) 0.5%, Low Sulphur Marine Gas Oil (MGO) 0.1% and High Sulphur Fuel Oil (HSFO) 3.5%, at delivery rates up to 1000 m3 per hour.
Omar bin Mahmood Al Mahrizi, Chief Executive Officer of Sohar Freezone and Deputy CEO of Sohar Port, said, “We have been very pleased with the quality, safety and speed of the service offered by OOMCO and we are delighted to continue this relationship by working together. This will serve to strengthen Oman’s shipping and logistics sector as demand for high-quality and regulatory-compliant bunker fuels increases in the future.”