Technip performs concept study Barents Blue ammonia


NorwayHorisont Energi selects Technip Energies to perform a concept study for the design of Barents Blue project. This is a carbon-neutral ammonia plant in Hammerfest, northern Norway.

The planned facilities will include Europe’s first large-scale blue ammonia plant, building upon Haldor Topsøe’s SynCOR Ammonia technology. More than 99% of the CO2 is captured and stored during the production process. All CO2 is transported offshore. There it is injected into a large geological reservoir under the seabed.

Marco Villa, Chief Operating Officer of Technip Energies, said: ‘We are very pleased Horisont Energi selected us for the prestigious Barents Blue project. We are committed to leveraging our technology integration expertise. The long-standing collaboration with Haldor Topsøe further accelerates the transition towards a low-carbon future. Thanks to our pioneering spirit and our unique track record of successful delivery of iconic modular projects in winterized environments, we will be able to fully support Horisont Energi towards the project final investment decision.”

Fuel and fertilizer

Ammonia has numerous industrial applications, including in fertilizer production. Ammonia is currently the world’s second-most used industrial gas. It has an established infrastructure for shipping throughout the globe. In the future, ammonia might used as a climate-neutral fuel. Especially in the maritime industry and for climate-neutral power production.