EverWind and Port of Rotterdam form green hydrogen alliance

EverWind Fuels, a North American developer of green fuels hub, has partnered with the Port of Rotterdam to advance the green hydrogen supply chain.

EverWind announced the cooperation with the Rotterdam port on May 15 in the presence of officials from the Province of Nova Scotia on May 15.

As part of the partnership, EverWind’s green hydrogen production from its projects in Atlantic Canada will support Port of Rotterdam’s establishment of an international hub for hydrogen production, import, application, and transport to other countries in Northwest Europe.

Three times as much energy is now transported via Rotterdam than is consumed in the whole of the Netherlands, with expectations to import 18 million tonnes of hydrogen via Rotterdam in 2050. There are several advanced developments in the Port of Rotterdam to receive green ammonia as early as 2026, with ammonia and hydrogen users within the Port of Rotterdam complex and connected to its various green fuels corridors.

On the other hand, EverWind recently completed the front-end engineering design (FEED) phase marking a major milestone in the development of its project in Point Tupper, Nova Scotia, and becoming the first announced completion of FEED for a large-scale green hydrogen and green ammonia production facility in North America.

The project’s environmental assessment approval was received in February 2023, with construction scheduled to begin later this year. The first production is expected in 2026.

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As explained, the project will use PEM electrolyzers and ammonia synthesis technology from Casale S.A. to convert water from man-made Landrie Lake and energy primarily from newly-built wind farms, which are expected to be operational by the end of 2026, into green hydrogen and green ammonia.

The first phase is designed to produce approximately 240,000 tonnes per annum of green ammonia starting in 2025, then achieve the full 1 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) volume by 2026.

The company is also pursuing a sister project on the Burin Peninsula in Newfoundland & Labrador. This project will consist of a 2 GW wind farm to produce green hydrogen and ammonia, which is very similar to the second phase of the Nova Scotia project.

“Establishing successful green hydrogen projects requires establishing a global supply chain, and we are excited to work with Port of Rotterdam, Europe’s largest seaport to support this endeavour. We’re confident that our projects in Atlantic Canada will produce the greenest, most cost-competitive green hydrogen in North America to decarbonize carbon-intensive processes domestically and abroad,” said Trent Vichie, Founder and CEO of EverWind Fuels.

Boudewijn Siemons, CEO of Port of Rotterdam Authority, commented: As Europe’s leading energy hub we recognize the significance of green hydrogen for the decarbonization of the European industry and we are establishing infrastructure, facilities and cooperations that will help deliver on this. EverWind supports our efforts for the import of green hydrogen by establishing a significant project for large-scale green hydrogen production. We expect EverWind’s green hydrogen and green ammonia production will to be among the first volumes from North America to land in Europe.”

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