World Bunkering Autumn 2010 9 Industry news AMERICAS ISO8217 compliant fuel in Colombia Bunkers International Corp says it is now delivering marine bunker fuels meeting the revised ISO8217 standard at Cartagena and Barranquilla on request, in collaboration with its Colombian joint venture partner, Vanoil. The company says the new products have very low metals content and all other parameters within the 2010 specifications. They can be blended to meet either 1.50% or 1.00% maximum sulphur levels. Bunkers International president John Canal says: " This product will be of great interest to our customers with charterparty agree-ments that mandate the newest ISO specifications. Charterers can meet their contractual obligations while receiving the same high- quality service we have become known for. In fact, Bunkers International also offer a full service and fees inclusive " bunkers- only" call to the Cartagena anchorage, which should appeal to vessels in transition to areas requiring the ISO2010 specification or 1% max sulphur product, which Bunkers International can also provide." ASIA Brightoil orders 40 tankers Brightoil Petroleum Group ( BPG) plans to build 40 bunker tankers at Chinese yards. The newbuilding programme became public in July, but has apparently been in place for some time. It would appear to be part of BPG's determined expansion drive in both the Chinese and international markets. In particular, BPG has been expanding its presence in Singapore rapidly in the past few months. Finnish engine maker Wärtsilä Ship Power has announced it will supply 80 main engines for BPG's newbuildings in a deal worth over ? 23 million, representing one of Wärtsilä's largest ever orders in number terms. A Wärtsilä statement says that BPG has recently signed the con-tract for the 10 first bunkering tankers with a shipyard in Zhejiang, China. These vessels will be launched in June 2012. Each tanker is to be powered by two 6- cylinder in- line Wärtsilä 20 medium- speed engines, with delivery of the first 10 engines scheduled to take place between December 2010 and June 2011. The bunkering tankers will be of two sizes, 4,100 dwt and 7,000 dwt, and both designs have the same power configuration, utilising a twin- screw propulsion solution. Some of the vessels will operate in Chinese waters and will be CCS classified. The remainder will trade in international waters and be classified by Bureau Veritas ( BV). BPG will operate the vessels itself. Wärtsilä has also signed an eight- year spare parts and technical services agreement with BPG for all 80 engines. Sinopec launches bunker arm Chinese state- owned oil company, Sinopec, which is Asia's biggest refiner, has formally launched a dedicated fuel oil and bunker sales and marketing arm. Sinopec- affiliated refineries have been selling bunkers but they will now have to sell fuel oil to newly established Sinopec Fuel Oil Corp. Observers see the move as an indication of both the rapid growth of the Chinese bunker market and also its increasingly competitive nature. The country's bunker sales were estimated to be about 6.3 million tonnes in 2008, representing a doubling in the previous five years. New contract for Andatee Chinese blended marine fuel oil supplier, Andatee China Marine Fuel Services Corp, has secured two separate agreements to supply marine fuel, on an exclusive basis, for a period of 10 years. The long- term deals are with Haiyu Fishery Limited Corp and Jinghai Group, both located in Shandong Rongcheng City. Under the terms of the agreement with Jinghai, Andatee will supply up to 18,000 tonnes of marine fuel per year. In addition, Andatee will receive the exclusive rights to operate in the Jinghai port area for a period of 10 years for an annual payment of CNY1 million ($ 146,360) for the first three years. At the same time, Andatee will supply up to 12,000 tonnes of marine fuel per year to Haiyu and will receive the exclusive rights to operate in the Haiyu port area for a period of 10 years. Global round- up
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