Greenland’s first wind farm to produce green ammonia

Greenland and Norway want to produce green ammonia with Greenlandic wind. The Greenland-based company Anori and the Norwegian company H2Carrier have signed a letter of intent to build Greenland’s first commercial wind farm. The park will supply power for the production and export of CO2-free ammonia.

The wind farm is projected to comprise 1,5 GW of renewable energy, which will supply power to H2Carrier’s floating production vessel for hydrogen and green ammonia, the so-called ‘P2XFloater’.

900 000 tons a year

A total of 200 wind turbines are planned to be established, each costing about 50 million NOK (4,72 million euros). The aim is an annual production of about 900 000 tons of green ammonia, which will be used to fuel cargo ships and produce artificial fertilizer in Europe, among other things.

The green ammonia will be stored in tanks onboard the vessel, then exported to smaller shipping vessels, and carried to the international market for ammonia.

‘Uniquely positioned’

The P2XFloater has been developed in close cooperation with leading engineering companies in Norway. It is believed to be the first of its kind on a global basis, capable of producing hydrogen and ammonia on an industrial scale at a competitive price.

Anori – the Greenlandic word for ‘wind’ –and H2Carrier expect to start preparing this summer with wind measurements in an area between Nuuk and Maniitsow. The area has been chosen with the help of a special program that shows an overview of wind conditions across the globe and, therefore, also in Greenland. According to Mårten Lunde, CEO of H2Carrier, “Greenland is uniquely positioned to take a leading role in the international supply of green ammonia.”

Critical role in global decarbonization

“Today, less than one percent of the world’s ammonia production is green,” explains Nicolai Fossar Fabritius, Chairman of the Board of Anori. “It should be as close to a hundred percent if the world is to reach the aims of the Paris Climate Agreement.” The project will provide Greenland with a critical role in global decarbonization.

“The demand for green ammonia is rapidly increasing due to industrial decarbonization,” Lunden concludes. “This is an attractive project at the right location at the right time.”

 

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