Immingham terminal would import ‘green’ ammonia from Saudi Arabia to convert to hydrogen

Associated British Ports (ABP) is looking for a lead contractor to develop Immingham Green Energy Terminal (IGET), a multi-user terminal that will receive imports of green ammonia from the Neom Green Hydrogen Company in Saudi Arabia and convert it to hydrogen. The search follows acceptance by National Infrastructure Planning (NIP) of an application for development consent for the proposed terminal.
The project comprises a new liquid bulk import terminal and associated processing facility to deliver green hydrogen. Imported ammonia will be stored and processed at the site to create green hydrogen, for onward transport to filling stations throughout the UK.
Onshore, the development will include a refrigerated ammonia storage tank, hydrogen production units that convert ammonia to hydrogen, hydrogen liquefiers to liquify the hydrogen for temporary storage, loading bays to fill road tankers with liquified hydrogen to be distributed to hydrogen filling stations and a hydrogen refuelling station and bulk hydrogen trailer filling station. Offshore facilities required include a1.2km jetty and single berth, loading platform and infrastructure for the handling of bulk liquids.
The terminal would be operated by ABP as a common user facility, providing port capacity for multiple customers.
If the planning application is successful Air Products would be the first customer to use the new IGET facility once built. Air Products claims to be the world’s largest hydrogen supplier, with over 750 production facilities .It has been operating in the Humber region for over 30 years, at facilities at Saltend, Hull and in Stallingborough, a short distance from the proposed Immingham site. Air Products is also a one-third owner of Neom Green Hydrogen Company, alongside Neom and Saudi Arabia renewables developer Acwa Power. GGHC will produce up to 600t of green hydrogen per day from 110 20MW alkaline electrolysers powered by 4GW of wind and solar, in order to export up to 1.2 million tonnes a year of ammonia.
ABP owns and operates four ports on the Humber, including Hull, Grimsby and Goole as well as Immingham.

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