Yara International and Azane Fuel Solutions have entered into a commercial agreement to establish a carbon-free ammonia fuel bunker network in Scandinavia.
The world’s first decarbonization ammonia fuel bunker network is built based on the design of Azane Fuel Solutions. 15 float bunkering terminals enable fossil-free fuel applications to the Norwegian fertilizer company Yara International, and in the shipping industry generally.
Azane Fuel Solutions is in charge of constructing this network. As informed, Yara’s bunker terminals will be either barge-based or land-based. Both parties also take into account the safe operations of ammonia.
The delivery of ammonia is efficiently designed for loading/ unloading by ships and trucks.
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As one of the world’s largest ammonia producers, Yara will use its position to deliver green ammonia to the shipping industry. The network of carbon-free floating bunkering terminals is a major step toward making shipping fossil-fuel free.
“These bunkering terminals are key pieces of the puzzle to ensure reliable and safe ammonia supply as zero-emission fuel. Yara is excited to be a part of the project and to own and operate the first operational ammonia fuel terminals in the world,” Magnus Krogh Ankarstrand, President of Yara Clean Ammonia, commented.
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Last year, the Azane Shareholders, AMON Maritime and ECONNECT Energy received public funds from Norway’s Green Initiative program to develop and construct the first pilot unit. Along with grants from Innovation Norway and the Norwegian Research Council, they will fund the pilot terminal.
Subsequently, Yara has pre-ordered 15 units to sufficiently cover the Scandinavian market in a multi-year contract with Azane Fuel Solutions.
“We are pleased to receive this major pre-order of terminals and for the vote of confidence from Yara to help establish their ammonia bunkering strategy in Scandinavia,” Morten A. Christophersen, CEO at ECONNECT Energy and Board Member of Azane Fuel Solutions, said.
“For those of us who build ships that will run on green ammonia, this agreement means that we can be sure that the fuel is available for delivery when the first vessels are ready,” André Risholm, CEO at Amon Maritime, Board member of Viridis Bulk Carriers and Chairman of Azane Fuel Solutions, noted.
Azane Fuel Solutions is a joint venture created last year by technology company ECONNECT Energy and zero-emission ship project specialist Amon Maritime in an effort to fill an existing gap in the ammonia fuel value chain by developing ammonia ship bunkering infrastructure technology, products, and services.