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Safety approvals for ammonia energy in Norway, Netherlands
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Yara and Azane have received approval from Norway’s Directorate for Civil Protection to construct their first ammonia bunker facility at Fjord Base, with the bulk of bunker operations to provide offshore supply vessels with ammonia fuel. In the Netherlands, the Dutch EPA has granted a permit to OCI Global to construct a 60,000 ton ammonia storage tank in Rotterdam, based on requirements that will feature in the updated version of PGS-12.

Ammonia-ready import terminal gets green light in Stade
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Located in Stade, Germany, the €1 billion Hanseatic Energy Hub will serve as an import terminal for LNG and subsequently ammonia. Project partners announced this month that they have reached FID, with operations to begin in 2027. HEH joins a long list of ammonia import terminals planned along Germany’s coastline.

Amogy to deploy marine ammonia-to-power systems in Norway
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Amogy will deploy its ammonia-to-power systems onboard electrical Platform Supply Vessels (ePSVs) for Norway-based Green Ships Invest. As well as the new ePSV design, the pair will explore the use of Amogy’s technology onboard two additional vessel types. Amogy has also entered into a partnership with W-Industries for the fabrication, deployment and commissioning of its ammonia-to-power systems.

Securing market access for early Canadian export projects
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The Canadian and German governments have agreed to establish a bilateral funding window for hydrogen derivative exports between the two countries. H2Global will conduct “coordinated supply and demand side auctions”, with ammonia-producing projects on Canada’s Atlantic coast likely frontrunners for funding. In related news, Pattern Energy, lead developer of one of these export projects, will work with Mabanaft to explore a renewable ammonia supply chain between Newfoundland and Hamburg.

MadoquaPower2X project progresses in Portugal
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Launched in 2022, MAIRE Tecnimont will complete FEED for the MadoquaPower2X project in Sines, Portugal, as well as an EPC proposal for construction. The project will feature up to 1 GW of alkaline electrolysis capacity, feeding the production of 300,000 tons per year of ammonia. Terminal facilities will include large-scale storage, enabling the export of ammonia to northwest Europe.

H2Global gets further funding boost
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More than €4.7 billion is now available to support the growth of hydrogen derivative imports to the EU. Via its implementation entity Hintco, H2Global has already launched a series of auctions to fund ten-year purchase agreements for methanol, ammonia and SAF.