QatarEnergy’s affiliates QatarEnergy Renewable Solutions and Qatar Fertiliser Company (QAFCO) have signed agreements for the construction of the Ammonia-7 Project, the ‘first world-scale and largest blue ammonia facility’ project, reports LNGPrime.
Largest blue ammonia facility
QatarEnergy and QAFCO launch world’s largest blue ammonia facility
Courtesy of QatarEnergy
QatarEnergy is to build this large blue ammonia plant that will come online in the first quarter of 2026. The facility is to produce 1.2 million tonnes per year of blue ammonia. According to the company, this makes it the world’s largest such facility.
The project will be located in Mesaieed Industrial City (MIC) and will be operated by QAFCO as part of its integrated facilities.
Therefore, QatarEnergy Renewable Solutions (owned 100 per cent by QatarEnergy) and QAFCO (owned 100 per cent by QatarEnergy’s subsidiary, Industries Qatar) have joined hands to establish the Ammonia-7 Project.
The announcement was made during a ceremony held today at QatarEnergy’s headquarters in Doha to sign the project agreements, including the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract.
Valued at approximately $1 billion USD, the EPC contract was awarded to a consortium of ThyssenKrupp and Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC).
Facilities to sequester carbon
Blue ammonia is produced when the CO2 generated during conventional ammonia production is captured and stored. Blue ammonia, which can be transported using conventional ships, can then be used in power stations to produce low-carbon electricity.
QatarEnergy Renewable Solutions will develop and manage integrated CCS facilities capable of capturing and sequestering about 1.5 million tonness of CO2 per annum, to cater to the new Ammonia-7 plant. It will also supply more than 35 megawatts of renewable electricity to the Ammonia-7 facility from its PV Solar Power Plant in MIC, which is currently under construction.
In addition, it will develop and lead the process for certifying the product produced by the Ammonia-7 facility as blue ammonia, with the involvement of industry experts and relevant independent bodies.
The company will be the sole off-taker and marketer of all blue ammonia produced by Ammonia-7.
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