CASALE builds first European Green Ammonia Plant
On March 13, 2023 SkiGA AS presented the plans for the construction of an ammonia factory in Skipavika, Vestland province. The factory, which is scheduled for completion in 2026, will be Europe’s first large-scale plant for the production of zero-emission ammonia, the company said. 100,000 tons of emission-free ammonia are to be produced annually. The owners are the industrial park Skipavika Næringspark AS and the technology company Fuella AS from Bergen.
The partners had already signed an agreement in 2021 to jointly develop a green ammonia production plant. 50 jobs are to be created. Located in an area of heavy shipping traffic in the Mongstad Basin, the facility is ideally positioned to make a significant contribution to the decarbonization of Norway’s shipping sector by providing locally produced green ammonia as a source of zero-carbon fuel Fuella AS website. “Skipavika is perfectly located to create a new, green industry and new jobs. The climate impact of the facility corresponds to around 30 percent of the CO2 emissions of all of Bergen,” says Cornel Russi, Managing Director of SkiGA AS. The site is regulated for industrial use, the factory has secured access to electricity and the port is already operational. SkiGA has also agreed with a large European energy company on the most important conditions for purchasing the green ammonia from the plant. The concept can quickly be replicated elsewhere in Norway and the EU, Russi continues. The project was presented at a meeting in Skipavika with Mayor Hallvard Oppedal in Gulen Municipality and District Mayor Jon Askeland in Vestland County. Swiss technology supplier Casale AS will build the factory.
Illustration of the new green ammonia factory to be built in Skipavika, Vestland province.©SkiGa