New terminal at Immingham port to support import of green ammonia from Saudi’s NEOM

UK’s ports operator Associated British Ports (ABP) has launched a tender seeking a lead contractor or consortium to design and build a bulk liquid green energy terminal at the Port of Immingham.

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According to ABP, Immingham Green Energy Terminal (IGET) will be a multi-user bulk liquid green energy terminal to support the import of green ammonia from NEOM in Saudi Arabia to be converted to green hydrogen.

A mega green hydrogen production facility is being developed at Oxagon in Saudi Arabia’s region of NEOM at a total investment value of $8.4 billion. It will integrate up to 4GW of solar and wind energy to produce up to 600 tonnes per day of carbon-free hydrogen by the end of 2026, in the form of green ammonia as a cost-effective solution for the transportation and industrial sectors globally.

In addition to importing ammonia from this Saudi project, ABP expects the new terminal to assist with decarbonizing the UK’s transport sector and the import of carbon dioxide (CO2) to facilitate carbon capture storage, both of which will assist ABP’s transition towards net zero.

The proposed terminal is to be operated by ABP as a common user facility, providing port capacity for multiple customers.

ABP is responsible for developing and operating the marine facilities to meet the infrastructure needs and is now looking to appoint a lead contractor or consortium to undertake a design and build contract for the development of IGET at the Port of Immingham.

The contract to be awarded is valued at £140 million ($178.5 million) and has a duration of 30 months.

The time limit for requests to participate is set for January 12, 2024.

At the beginning of the year, ABP, the UK’s leading ports group, launched its wide-ranging new sustainability strategy, Ready for Tomorrow (RFT), backed by a plan to invest around £2 billion (around $2.5 billion) in decarbonizing its own operations by 2040.