EverWind wraps up FEED work for Point Tupper green hydrogen and ammonia project

North American developer of green hydrogen projects EverWind Fuels, together with EPC contractor Black & Veatch, has completed the front-end engineering design (FEED) and front-end loading engineering (FEL-3) for the first phase of its green hydrogen and ammonia project in Point Tupper, Nova Scotia.

Illustration; Point Tupper. Courtesy of EverWind Fuels

According to EverWind, the completion of the FEED work, which included over 110,000 hours of engineering, marks a major milestone in the development of the project. It also represents the first announced completion of FEED for a large-scale green hydrogen and green ammonia production facility in North America.

The engineering works began in the first quarter 2022, leading to completion of the FEED phase in March 2024. 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 Point Tupper project is part of EverWind’s larger initiative to develop an Atlantic Canadian green fuels hub and is expected to bring significant economic and environmental benefits to the region.

“The significant experience, learnings and expertise gained through the FEED process will directly benefit the ongoing development of future phases of the project in Nova Scotia, as well as the concurrent development of a world-scale green fuels project in Newfoundland and Labrador,” EverWind said.

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.

“We are thrilled to be among the first globally to have completed FEED engineering for our green hydrogen and green ammonia production facility. This accomplishment is representative of the detailed and important trailblazing work that EverWind is doing to enable our project to drive down the cost of the energy transition – work that is required to secure long-term, multi-billion dollar contracts. This marks a significant step forward in our mission to develop a green fuels hub in Atlantic Canada, and we look forward to continuing our work with Black & Veatch, a world leader in engineering and construction services as we move towards construction and operations,” Trent Vichie, CEO and Founder of EverWind, commented.

“We are committed to driving decarbonization globally and here in Nova Scotia. We’re confident that EverWind’s Point Tupper project will produce the greenist, most cost-competitive green hydrogen in North America.”

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