General Authority For Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZONE) recently met with Shell officials, during its roadshow tour to the Netherlands, to discuss the development of alternative fuels bunkering.
n particular, the SCZONE delegation, headed by Waleid Gamal El-Dien, met with Shell officials, Roberto Maria Batumli, Regional lead of the Hydrogen industry EU, and Rene Smeets, Marine LNG business development Manager. The meeting discussed green hydrogen projects and SCZONE’s plans regarding this sector, as SCZONE has signed 9 framework agreements with major global consortia for green fuel production and bunkering services.
This comes after the success of the bunkering operation for the first vessel powered by green methanol at East Port Said Port.
The two sides also discussed the requirements of green hydrogen projects in Sokhna integrated zone; the desalination plants, the green corridor, and the tank farms for liquid bulk, to serve green hydrogen production, transportation, and storage.
Within the meeting, Shell officials showcased the activity of bunkering services with liquefied natural gas (LNG), and the possibility of implementing this activity in Egypt through SCZONE-affiliated ports, due to the large density of transshipment of SCZONE ports, as well as the availability of the elements for implementing the bunkering activity, building on the successes SCZONE achieved after restoring bunkering services with fossil and green fuel in the ports of East and West Port Said and Sokhna.