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An agreement has been signed between Norwegian company H2Carrier and Greenland’s Anori to develop the first commercial wind farm in Greenland with subsequent production and export of green ammonia.
The 1.5 GW wind farm will supply power to H2Carrier’s floating production vessel, the P2XFloater, for hydrogen and green ammonia. Green ammonia will be stored in tanks onboard the vessel, then exported to smaller shipping vessels and carried to the international market.
The P2XFloater has been designed to produce, store and export green ammonia and is thought to be the first of its kind to be launched on a global basis capable of producing hydrogen and ammonia on an industrial scale.
The vessel is based on proven technologies from oil and gas industry FPSOs (floating production, storage and offloading vessels) in combination with control systems which optimise renewable power, electrolysers and the Haber-Bosch-process for production of ammonia, the company says.
Mårten Lunde, Chief Executive Officer, H2Carrier, comments: ‘All industrial use of ammonia at present is associated with significant emissions of CO2. By building on established and proven technologies with a strong safety track record from oil and gas we have developed zero carbon solutions for ammonia which is a key ingredient in agriculture and the food industry. Greenland is uniquely positioned to take a leading role internationally for supply of green ammonia and locally.’
‘At present, less than 1% of the global ammonia consumption globally is produced from renewable energy. We need to turn this around to come closer to 100% as soon as possible in order to reach the targets of the Paris Agreement,’ adds Nicolai Fossar Fabritius, Chairman, Anori.