Barents Blue ammonia plant gains new partners, set to triple in size

1 million to 3 million tonnes per year

Graphic visualisation of the future Barents Blue ammonia production facility.
Click to learn more. Graphic visualisation of the future Barents Blue ammonia production facility. Source: Vår Energi.

This week Horisont Energi, Equinor and Vår Energi entered into a new cooperation agreement for development of the Barents Blue facility (first reported on by Ammonia Energy in May). Equinor and Vår Energi are the two largest offshore oil & gas producers in the Barents Sea region. The announcement also revealed the Barents Blue plant is set to triple in size from 1 million tonnes per year blue ammonia to 3 million:

The Barents Blue ammonia plant is planned to consist of three process trains which may be developed simultaneously or sequentially including all required utilities for producing blue ammonia. Each train calls for a facility producing approximately 1 million tons of pure ammonia per year, potentially permanently storing 2 million tons of CO2 annually, making Barents Blue one of Norway’s largest environmental projects.

Bjørgulf Haukelidsæter Eidesen, CEO of Horisont Energi in the official press release, 9 September 2021

Northern Lights project to expand

In other blue ammonia news, the joint venture between Equinor, Shell and TotalEnergies opened its HQ in Norway this week, and immediately announced an expansion of its CCS plans. More details to come.

Allam-cycle power plant announced for Teeside cluster

And in the UK, the net-zero Teeside cluster will include a world-first 300 MW, Allam-Fetvedt Cycle power plant from Whitetail Energy. Ammonia (and in particular CF Industries Billingham production plant) is a key part of development plans for Teeside.

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