Scapa Flow Future Fuels Hub

Scapa Flow DWQ

Clean fuels for shipping will be a critical requirement to achieving the UK and Scottish Governments’ net zero targets by 2050 and 2045 respectively.  In the short term, cleaner fuels are needed to enable shipping to meet emissions regulations set by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). The Scapa Flow Future Fuels Hub project facilitates both of these objectives as well as diversifying and strengthening the local economy and the future of Orkney Harbours.

This project will harness investment to consolidate Scapa Flow, Europe’s largest natural deep water harbour, as the UK’s optimal location and gateway for energy transition and decarbonisation: a centre for international ship-to-ship transfer operations; provision of deep water marine support services for offshore wind farms; the UK hub for storage, supply and bunkering of low and zero carbon fuels; the UK’s marine gateway to the Arctic; and the diversification of Flotta Oil Terminal from high carbon fuel reliance to a world-class centre of excellence for the research and development of low and zero carbon fuel technologies.

The Scapa Flow Future Fuels Hub project will be supported with investment of up to £6.5 million from the Scottish Government.

For more information, contact David Sawkins