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Höegh Autoliners partners with North Ammonia

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Norwegian green energy provider North Ammonia has announced a partnership with Höegh Autoliners to supply, distribute, deliver, and consume green ammonia, a carbon-free fuel produced using renewable energy. This partnership is an important milestone for Höegh Autoliners as it strives towards sustainability, aiming to power at least 5% of its deep-sea operation with green ammonia by 2030 and consume at least 100,000 metric tons of green ammonia within its fleet by that same year.

The green ammonia will be used in Höegh Autoliners’ ammonia-ready dual-fuel Aurora class vessels, which have been designed to carry up to 9,100 cars and are equipped with strengthened decks and enhanced internal ramp systems to enable electric vehicles on all decks and provide more flexibility for heavier project cargo. Höegh Autoliners has ordered eight Auroras, with delivery of two expected every six months starting from the second half of 2024.

The supply and delivery of green ammonia from North Ammonia’s planned production facility in Arendal, southern Norway, will help Höegh Autoliners source green ammonia safely, efficiently, and cost-competitively as a first mover and industry frontrunner sailing for sustainability in the maritime sector. This collaboration will reduce Höegh Autoliners’ environmental impact and carbon footprint, while setting a new standard for the industry and assisting its partners and customers in decarbonizing their supply chain.

North Ammonia was established in 2021 by Grieg Maritime Group and Arendals Fossekompani to enable change in the maritime sector and become Norway’s number one green energy provider for the maritime sector. Its planned production, storage, and export infrastructure will be located at the Eydehavn site at the Port of Arendal, strategically positioned as a pathway to the rest of Europe and an ideal location for green ammonia production with efficient access to the power grid and supply of renewable power. The bunkering location for the green ammonia in the partnership with Höegh Autoliners is likely to take place in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam Antwerp area. The distribution of the green ammonia to bunkering locations in Europe may be provided by Grieg’s future ammonia bunkering vessels.

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