Petrofac wins green ammonia project in Chile

Energy services provider Petrofac has won its first new energy-focused project in Chile, supporting Transitional Energy Group (TEG), a privately-owned group of companies, on their Gente Grande green ammonia project.

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Petrofac will support TGE as the owner’s engineer on the project located at a coastal site on Tierra del Fuego in the Magellan Straits region of Chile.

The renewable energy project will drive more than 3GW of power generation and 1.3 tonnes of green ammonia production annually.

During the initial stages, Petrofac will review the feasibility and environmental work conducted to date, advising on technology selection, developing the basis of design for the future phases, and providing construction expertise.

Following the preparation of the basis of design, the company will provide oversight of engineering and construction inputs to permit applications by consultants in Chile, due for submission to authorities in Chile by the end of 2023.

Alex Haynes, head of Business Development of Petrofac’s New Energy Services business, said: “We are delighted to be conducting this project scope with TEG. Chile has great natural resources for producing green hydrogen and ammonia, and we look forward to assisting TEG to realise its wind power and green ammonia ambitions.”

Tim Adams, managing director of TEG, commented: “We are pleased to confirm the recent selection of Petrofac as Owner’s Engineer for the Gente Grande Project in Chile, which is set to be one of the most competitive large-scale green ammonia developments anywhere in the world. Petrofac brings significant expertise in renewable energy developments as well as major project delivery capability and will play a key role in the current permitting phase of the project.

Petrofac is also assessing the feasibility of new green hydrogen to ammonia facility in Egypt, which targets the production of 125,000 tonnes of green ammonia a year for export.

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