11 million tonnes per year capacity from Port Kuryk
Developers of Hyrasia One – a Kazakhstan renewable ammonia project planned to produce 11 million tonnes of ammonia per year from 2032 – have signed a new deal with Semurg Invest to ship renewable hydrogen & ammonia through Port Kuryk on the Caspian Sea. Semurg Invest owns and operates the Sarzha Multifunctional Marine Terminal, where ammonia storage, transport & export infrastructure will be constructed, including a dedicated ammonia terminal.
Hyrasia One and Deustche Bahn have already identified the TransCaspian route (tracing a path through Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Georgia), as one of the most promising for shipping hydrogen & hydrogen derivatives to Europe from Central Asia. Shipments will be delivered to the EU in 25 days. The announcement notes that other combined rail-ship routes are under investigation. From Port Kuryk, access to Asian and Middle Eastern markets is also possible. Port Kuryk is also being considered as a new focal point for Kazakh crude oil exports.
For Europe in particular, the TransCaspian route is of highest importance. The route has been proven by Deutsche Bahn engineering and consulting to be able to allow transport of the full amount of up to 11 million tons annually from Hyrasia One’s location to the EU.Wolfgang Kropp, CEO of Hyrasia One in his organisation’s official press release, 26 Oct 2023
Together with Hyrasia One project, Semurg Invest’s first green hydrogen/ammonia export terminal in the Caspian Sea and along the Transcapian route will play one of the key roles in this value-chain putting Kazakhstan on the map of world-scale green projects.Madina Anet, Business Development Director of Semurg Invest in Hyrasia One’s press release, 26 Oct 2023