Port of Immingham, Lincolnshire
Air Products and Associated British Ports (ABP) will develop a facility at the Port of Immingham on the UK’s east coast for ammonia imports and hydrogen production (ie. cracking), providing a hydrogen supply for the industrial and heavy transport sectors. Immingham is one of the UK’s largest ports, and sits within Humberside: the UK’s largest industrial cluster. Air Products is already planning a CCS hydrogen project in Immingham, and the new facility infrastructure planned to allow ammonia imports will also be constructed with local North Sea CCS projects in mind:
ABP will invest in new infrastructure with a new jetty to service the import and export handling of liquid bulk products. In addition to handling green ammonia, the jetty is being designed so that it can accommodate other cargoes connected to the energy transition, including the import of liquified carbon dioxide (CO2) from carbon capture and storage projects for sequestration in the North Sea – thereby playing a significant role in the UK’s energy transition.New infrastructure details for Immingham, from Air Products’ official press release, 30 Aug 2022
Produce & ship to Europe
Already this year we’ve seen a similar announcement from Air Products. In July, they announced they would team up with Gunvor to jointly develop an ammonia import terminal at Gunvor Petroleum’s existing refinery & distribution facilities in Rotterdam Europoort. Starting in 2026, ammonia from Air Products production projects around the world (such as NEOM and Louisiana) will be imported to Europe.