Kuehne+Nagel will coordinate the offshore project logistics phase of the Haru Oni pilot project in Chile for Siemens Energy.
The project is a collaboration between Siemens Energy, Porsche (Germany) and Chile’s Highly Innovate Fuels (HIF). It will be the world’s first integrated commercial plant for producing climate-neutral e-fuel from wind and water with the purpose of decarbonising the transport sector, said Kuehne+Nagel.
During the pilot phase, the Haru Oni project aims to produce 130,000 litres of e-fuels by 2022. In two future phases, the capacity will be increased to around 55 million litres of e-fuels per year by 2024, and up to roughly 550 million litres by 2026. The project was launched on September 10, 2021, with a ground breaking ceremony joined by the Chilean Energy Minister.
By the end of 2021, the main wind turbine components will be transported from multiple ports in China and delivered in one lot as part charter to Punta Arenas, Chile. In addition, there will be various container and flatrack transports from Europe. The longest components are three blades, which measure over 65 m in length, and the heaviest item is the nacelle which tips the scales at nearly 77 tonnes.
Torsten Dubsky, project director for Haru Oni at Siemens Energy, stated: “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. 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.”