Yara International and Azane Fuel Solutions have signed a commercial agreement to establish a carbon-free ammonia fuel bunker network in Scandinavia.
The ammonia bunker terminals will be designed and constructed by Azane Fuel Solutions and delivered to Yara.
The collaboration between Azane and Yara is an important milestone in decarbonizing shipping, leveraging Yara Clean Ammonia’s extensive production capabilities and global logistics
says Magnus Krogh Ankarstrand, President of Yara Clean Ammonia, adding that these bunkering terminals are key pieces of the puzzle to ensure reliable and safe ammonia supply as zero-emission fuel.
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 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.
Yara’s bunker terminals will be either barge-based or land-based. Both terminal designs have storage tanks and processing capacity for the safe storage, handling, and transfer of ammonia. The bunker terminal is designed for efficient loading and unloading to/from ships and with the option for truck loading and unloading.
Through this agreement, Yara makes green ammonia available as fuel for ships in Scandinavia by 2024. This is a critical step for ammonia-fuelled shipowners.
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