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Fuella and Skipavika Industrial Park to jointly develop a 300mtpd green ammonia plant




The Norwegian green fuel development company, Fuella AS, and Skipavika Industrial Park announce the signing of a partnership agreement to jointly develop a green ammonia production facility with a daily production capacity of 300 metric tons by 2025.

Localised in an area with heavy shipping traffic in the Mongstad basin, the facility has optimal preconditions to significantly contribute to decarbonization of the Norwegian shipping sector by providing locally produced green ammonia as source of carbon free fuel.
Significant synergies within the green industrial cluster, that is evolving at the Skipavika Industrial Park, have been identified and are an integrated part of the development focus.

Rolf Kehlhofer, Chairman of Fuella: “We are very pleased with this partnership that enables the facility to produce carbon free fuel in close range to a major shipping hub and in outstanding synergies within the industrial park. This project has the potential to be a major enabler for the scale-up of climate friendly shipping in Norway.”

Lars Hellandsjø, Managing Director of Skipavika Industrial Park: “This partnership is a perfect fit with our strategy to create an industrial park that promotes green initiatives and simultaneously provides for synergies between the different projects located here.”

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Europe's first factory for green ammonia is being built in Western Norway



SkiGA AS has today presented the plans for the construction of a new, green ammonia plant in Skipavika, Vestland county. The plant, which will be completed within 2026, will be Europe's first full-scale plant for production of emission-free ammonia.  - Skipavika is perfectly located to create new, green industry and new jobs.  The climate effect from the plant corresponds to about 30 per cent of the CO2 emissions from  Bergen city,  CEO Cornel Russi of SkiGA says.


Green ammonia is a prerequisite for the green shift and cuts in greenhouse gas emissions. The factory in Skipavika is a multi-billion NOK investment that creates 50 skilled jobs locally. Production will be 100,000 tonnes of emission-free ammonia per year. This will have an impact on the conversion to an emission-free energy system throughout Europe. Among other things, green ammonia will become an important fuel for decarbonising shipping, which is a major industry in Norway.


- The site is zoned for industrial purposes, we have secured access to power, the port is fully operational and we have determined the EPC contractor for the plant. We have also intentionally agreed with a European energy utility on the key terms for purchasing the green ammonia from the plant. This paves the way for a rapid development of the site. Our concept can also quickly be replicated elsewhere in Norway and the EU, says Russi.


The project, which was presented today at a meeting in Skipavika for Mayor Hallvard Oppedal (Center Party) in Gulen Municipality and County Mayor Jon Askeland (Center Party) in Vestland County has been positively received.  - SkiGA's plans are very exciting because they provide new jobs and local value creation, but also because green ammonia is a prerequisite for the green shift and cuts in greenhouse gas emissions,’ say Oppedal and Askeland.


Green ammonia fits very well with Norway's plans to develop 30 GW of offshore wind by 2040. In practice, the ammonia will function as a battery for offshore wind when it is windy and there is not much demand in the power grid otherwise.


- This is a groundbreaking green industry project that we are very pleased to be a part of. I believe the project will have major ripple effects locally, nationally and internationally, says General Manager Lars Hellandsjø of Skipavika Næringspark AS, which owns SkiGA together with Fuella AS, a Bergen-based technology company.


The technology supplier Casale will build the factory. They have 100 years of experience with ammonia. - We are proud to have been chosen as a supplier for this important project. In this way, we can play an active role in creating a greener future that future generations deserve, says CEO Federico Zardi in Casale.


SkiGA becomes member of the Nordhordaland UNESCO biosphere



Skipavika Green Ammonia (SkiGA) is now a member of the Nordhordaland UNESCO biosphere. - We are proud be part of this initiative and work together with other innovators in environmental and social sectors towards the sustainable development of the Nordhordaland region. SkiGA aims to become a best practice example in green industrial development which can be an inspiration to others worldwide to accelerate the green transition for the benefit of future generations, says Cornel Russi, CEO of SkiGA.

SkiGA meets top politicians


BERGEN, Norway.

SkiGA met today with with Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre, Minister of Petroleum and Energy Terje Aasland and members of Parliament to discuss the challenges of the Norwegian power grid. The Skipavika Green Ammonia project can play an important role as a flexible consumer in the future power system with its increasing share of volatile generation from new renewable production sources such as offshore wind. 


SkiGA to be part of a documentary with global reach



Skipavika Green Ammonia (SkiGA), together with the other partners of the sustainable cluster within the Skipavika Industrial Park, were selected to feature in a documentary series created under the patronage of the World Ocean Council about sustainable maritime initiatives.


The Ocean Titans DocuSeries will feature on Reuters globally later this year.

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