MAIRE (Rome, Italy) has announced that Tecnimont (Integrated E&C Solutions business unit) has been awarded a front-end engineering design FEED contract by Fortescue, a global green technology, energy, and metals company, for a green ammonia plant to be located in the Nordgulen fjord in Norway.
The scope of work entails the design of electrolyzer integration, the air separation unit for nitrogen production, the ammonia production plant, as well as its storage and ship loading facilities. As part of the agreement, Tecnimont will also submit an Engineering, Procurement, and Construction proposal for the realization of the plant.
The facility will produce green ammonia through electrolyzers that will use renewable hydropower for hydrogen production. Unlike other renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, hydropower is stable over time, greatly simplifying the configuration and operation of the plant as well as its efficiency.
The plant aims to ship the resulting green ammonia to domestic and European markets, contributing to the decarbonization of hard-to-abate industries. These objectives align with both Norwegian and European ambitions of accelerating the green energy market.