Gothenburg Energy Port is the largest energy port in the Nordic Region and the site of several refineries and storage companies.
Its advantageous geographical location makes the Port of Gothenburg a hub for the whole of the Scandinavian market. Each year, 2,500 tankers put into the Gothenburg Energy Port and half of the crude oil that enters Sweden does so via the Port of Gothenburg. Around 20 million tonnes of oil and other energy products are handled.
The port is also the site of Sweden's largest depot operations, supplying the whole of western Sweden with petrol and diesel and many other products. Some 50 per cent of all refined products remain in Sweden whilst the other 50 per cent go for export to the world market.
The Port of Gothenburg handles the infrastructure and security at the Energy Port. Around 40 employees work in shifts, day and night, to ensure safe, stable operation at the three terminals: Tor Harbour, Skarvik Harbour and Rya Harbour.
The Energy Port is really three ports
At the Port of Gothenburg there are three energy ports that handle oil and energy products: Tor Harbour, Skarvik Harbour and Rya Harbour. At Tor Harbour, crude oil is loaded and discharged. The Skarvik Harbour and Rya Harbour load and discharge refined oil products, renewable energy products, chemicals and a small volume of crude oil.
There is a total of 24 berths dedicated for tankers in the Port of Gothenburg. Click here for detailed information about the berths in Tor Harbour. For detailed information about the berths in Skarvik and Rya Harbour, klick here.
Since 2009, the Port of Gothenburg has also been a transshipment harbour for crude oil. Transshipment storage takes place underground near the harbour. Following transshipment storage, the oil is re-exported onto the world market. Read more here.
Not just oil
The Energy Port handles and produces a wide range of oil and energy products, including petrol, diesel, asphalt, LPG, chemicals, aviation fuel, propane, propylene, fuel oils, heavy oil, petroleum gas, ethanol, tall oil and other bio-oils. The proportion of renewable forms of energy has increased in recent years. The products are supplied to industry in Sweden and abroad.
The refineries, storage companies and other companies
Three large refineries are located directly beside the harbour. These are Preem, St1 (which owns the Shell filling stations) and Nynäs. These refineries manufacture a wide range of energy products, including petrol, diesel and asphalt. The finished products are supplied to industry in Sweden and abroad.
At the Energy Port there are also three large storage companies: Vopak, Nordic Storage and Scandinavian Tank Storage. The companies offer intermediate storage of thick oil, diesel, petrol, renewable products such as ethanol and bio-oils, chemicals and other petroleum products.
Around 20 companies operate at the Gothenburg Energy Port. Read more about them here.
- An energy and oil hub for the whole of Scandinavia and the Baltic Region
- The best geographical location for imports, exports and storage of oil and energy products
- Safety and environmental issues are firmly in focus
- 24 dedicated quays for handling oil
- 2,500 calls by vessels each year
- Capacity to receive tankers up to 335 m in length and with a draft of 19.05 m
- Focus on customer demands for rapid, efficient, flexible handling
- Three independent storage companies
- Three refineries
- Sweden's largest depot operations
- Close co-operation between the Port of Gothenburg and all the companies at the Energy Port in a special community
- Rail links, two daily departures
- Highly trained personnel
- Storage capacity of 4 million cubic metres, of which 3 million are in cisterns and around 1 million in underground caverns.
- ISO 14001
- The most modern equipment in northern Europe with pipelines and storage tanks
- Escort tugs for greater safety
- The largest range of bunkering companies in the Nordic Region
- 22 million tonnes of oil and energy products are handled each year
- The first deep-water harbour outside the Baltic and the Russian market
Read more about Gothenburg Energy Port.