Kuehne + Nagel is overseeing the offshore project logistics supporting the building of a plant in Chile to make climate-neutral fuel for the transport sector. The Hanu Ori project is a collaboration between Siemens Energy, Porsche and Highly Innovate Fuels (HIF).
The aim of the project is to build a plant that will harness the offshore wind and tidal energy of the location, in the Magallanes region of southern Chile, to produce environmentally friendly synthetic fuels by 2022.
The plant will use a wind turbine, which includes a nacelle (77 tons), blades (65 metres) and tower sections. These are to be transported from multiple ports in China and delivered by the end of this year in one lot to Punta Arenas, where the plant is currently being built. In addition, there will be various container and flat-rack transports from Europe. Kuehne + Nagel will be overseeing the delivery of all of these components to the site.
“Renewable energy will no longer be produced only where it is needed, but where natural resources like wind and sun are available on a massive scale,” said Torsten Dubsky, project director for Haru Oni at Siemens Energy. “So new supply chains are going to arise all over the world to carry renewable energy from one region to another. To guarantee these infrastructures, experienced project logistics support is needed and we are excited that Kuehne+Nagel is partnering with us for the Haru Oni Pilot Project.”
In the pilot phase, Haru Oni aims to produce 130,000 litres of e-fuels by 2022. In the next two phases, the output will rise to around 55m litres per year by 2024 and around 550m litres of e-fuels by 2026.
Porsche has begun construction of the first phase of the Hari Oni project in Punta Arenas, southern Chile and plans to use eFuel in its own combustion engine vehicles.
“Porsche was founded with pioneering spirit. That’s what drives us, we thrive on innovation. We also see ourselves as pioneers when it comes to renewable fuels, and we want to drive development forward,” said Michael Steiner, Member of the Executive Board for Research and Development at Porsche AG.
A ceremony with the Chilean Energy Minister in attendance marked the official launching of the project on September 10, 2021.
“As an industry leader, we are not only committed to reducing our contribution to global CO2 emissions through our Net Zero Carbon programme, we also want to actively reduce CO2 emissions in transport, said Mustafa Sener, global head of project logistics at Kuehne + Nagel. “As such, Kuehne + Nagel is particularly proud to be a partner in one of the most prestigious projects in pursuit of meeting the EU 2030 climate targets.”
With the 2030 Climate Target Plan, the European Commission aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to at least 40% of 1990 levels.