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Green ammonia import terminal to be developed at Port of Hamburg

Photo: Unsplash View of Port of Hamburg at night
Industrial gas supplier Air Products and Mabanaft’s Oiltanking Deutschland have signed a joint development agreement for green ammonia import and distribution infrastructure in the Port of Hamburg.

The planned import terminal is to be located at Mabanaft’s existing tank terminal in the Hamburg port and aims to provide hydrogen to Germany in 2026.

This location offers strategic access to green ammonia from large-scale green hydrogen production facilities operated by Air Products and its partners around the world and convert the ammonia to green hydrogen via Air Products’ facilities in Hamburg, before distributing it to buyers locally and across northern Germany.

This plan responds to the accelerating demand for clean energy to meet climate objectives and the need to diversify energy sources.

Air Products and the Hamburg Port Authority had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)in February 2022.

“Together with Mabanaft, we look forward to further progressing our plans of importing needed-renewable energy into Germany, through our planned facility”, said Air Products’ Chairman, President, and CEO Seifi Ghasemi.

“We are delighted to work together with Air Products, the world’s leading hydrogen producer, on the development of this terminal. As a result, we will make significant investments and deploy our energy infrastructure capabilities and expertise to accelerate the energy transition in Hamburg as the key import gateway for Germany”, added Volker Ebeling, Senior Vice President New Energy, Chemicals & Gas at Mabanaft.

“Now more than ever, we need to advance the hydrogen economy. To do this, we are setting up our own hydrogen production in Germany, but of course, we also need hydrogen from imports…An accelerated energy transition with more speed in expanding renewable energies and ramping up green hydrogen are the right answers to the Russian aggression and the right answers to strengthen energy security, resilience, and competitiveness,” said Robert Habeck, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action.