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port of Sture
Lat: 60 37 N; Long: 4 51 E.
Time Zone : GMT +1 h
Admiralty Chart : 3556
Admiralty Pilot : 57A
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Authority : Norsk Hydro A/S, Sture Crude Oil Terminal, P O Box 94, N-5336 Tjeldsto, Norway, Tel: +47 56 38 60 00, Fax: +47 56 38 94 09, Email:, Website:
Terminal Manager: Inge Dagestad, Email:
Radio Frequency: VHF Channel 9, 24 h/day
Working Hours: 24 h/day
Sture: Crude oil terminal comprising two jetties. Oil is received from oil fields in the
North Sea by a 115 km long pipeline from Oseberg Field and a 212 km long pipeline
from Grane Field, and is stored for shipment in oil storage caverns. Deballasting tank
on shore
All vessels calling at Sture for loading crude oil should be equipped with a Class or
USCG approved vapour return system
Jetty No.1: Tankers from 30 000-300 000 dwt, 23 m draft can be accommodated.
Equipped with three loading arms and one arm for vapour return with adjustable
flanges of 12-16", each arm has a loading cap of 5000 m3/h, giving a max rate of 15
000 m3/h. The northernmost arm is dedicated for vapour return
Jetty No.2: Tankers from 50 000-150 000 dwt and LPG vessels of approx 15 000
dwt and upwards, although smaller LPG vessels can be accommodated with preapproval
from the Terminal, 23 m draft can be accommodated. Equipped with three
loading arms for crude, one loading arm for LPG and one arm for vapour return. All
loading arms with adjustable flanges of 12-16". Each loading arm for crude has a
loading cap of 5000 m3/h, giving a max rate of 15 000 m3/h. The LPG loading arm
has a max rate of 3000 m3/h. The southernmost arm is dedicated for vapour return
Weather: Prevailing winds from SSE and NNW
Tides: Max range of tide is 1.6 m. Tidal generated currents in Hjeltefjorden have a
max rate of 1.2 knots, the average being 0.4 knots; dominant directions of the current
are from SSE and NNW
Traffic: 2005, 249 crude and 16 LPG vessels, 23 280 000 t of cargo handled
Maximum Vessel Dimensions: 300 000 dwt
Principal Imports and Exports: Exports: Crude, LPG.
Bunkering: Alex Birger Grieg AS, Rieber Mohns Vei 2, Paradis, P O Box 432, 5853
Bergen, Norway, Tel: +47 55 92 28 80, Fax: +47 55 92 28 88, Email:
Bergen Bunkers AS, Torget 7, P O Box 874, N-5807 Bergen, Norway, Tel: +47 55 60
62 00, Fax: +47 55 60 62 20, Email:, Website:
Ecophoenix AB, Kungsgatan 54, 753 21 Uppsala, Sweden, Tel: +46 1813 1880, Fax:
+46 1813 1881, Email:
ExxonMobil Marine Fuels, Mailpoint 31, ExxonMobil House, Ermyn Way, Leatherhead,
Surrey KT22 8UX, United Kingdom, Tel: +44 1372 222 000, Fax: +44 1372 223
922, Email:, Website:
Norminol AS, Storgaten 70, P O Box 153, N-9252 Tromso, Norway, Tel: +47 77 68
88 40, Fax: +47 77 68 88 38
Towage: Three tugs available; one with a 93 t bollard pull and two with a 50 t bollard
pull. All tugs are equipped with fire-fighting and oil recovery equipment. Two mooring
boats are also available
All vessels calling at Sture Terminal should comply with OCIMFs "Recommendations
for ships fitting for use with tugs". The strength of mooring pipe and strong point
for escort attachment must be as follows: vessels between 20 000 dwt and 49 999
dwt: minimum SWL 100 t. Vessels of 50 000 dwt or more: minimum SWL 200 t
Shipping Agents: GAC-ORO, P O Box 63, N-5333 Tjeldsto, Norway, Fax: +47 56 38
29 05, Email:, Website:
Medical Facilities: Only limited medical services are available at the terminal.
Emergency services arranged through ships agent
Airport: Flesland Airport, 65 km
Approach: Two approach channels with very deep water give good access to Sture
terminal; the main channel is through Fedjeosen to the S of Fedje and the other being
N of Holmengraa Approaching vessels to contact Fedje Traffic Control Centre: call sign Fedje Traffic
on VHF Channels 16 and 80
There are waiting facilities in Slovag, on the N side of Fensfjorden. At
present one berth and one mooring buoy are available. These facilities are operated
by an independent company, having their own harbour regulations and emergency
organization. Further information can be obtained by contacting agent
Compulsory for all vessels. Pilot boards in the vicinity of Fedje or
Holmengraa. Vessels must inform the terminal authorities through the agent or
directly to the terminal by cable or telex at least 72 h prior to arrival, giving all essential
pre-arrival information