As part of the development of the first ‘world-scale’ clean ammonia project, Norwegian energy company Horisont Energi (Horisont) and Dutch bulk storage provider Koole Terminals will work together to develop a terminal and storage facility at the Port of Rotterdam, Netherlands.

The partners will explore the potential for storing ammonia produced in Norway and shipped to Rotterdam, in addition to researching the distribution of the gas to meet forecast demand in Northwest Europe.

The agreement comes after the announcement by Horisont that it will work with offshore oil and gas producers Equinor and Vår Energy to develop Europe’s first large-scale blue ammonia production facility, the Barents Blue project.

Emphasising the importance of creating strong partnerships, Bjørgulf Haukelidsæter Eidesen, CEO, Horisont Energy, said, “It is essential to establish relationships with key storage, handling and transport partners in the region, to ensure our clean ammonia can reach all potential clients.”

The ammonia produced at Barents Blue is classed as ‘clean’ due to 99% of the carbon dioxide (CO2) produced during the process being captured and permanently stored in the offshore Polaris reservoir below the seabed offshore Finnmark, Northern Norway.

More information about Horisont Energy’s previous Barents Blue agreement is available here.