Stanlow Terminals Develops Open Access Green Ammonia Import Terminal

Essar Group’s Stanlow Terminals announced on Monday that it will develop a major new open-access green ammonia import terminal in the Port of Liverpool, UK.

According to Stanlow, this new terminal, which will be an extension of existing facilities, will provide the connection infrastructure to allow significant volumes of green ammonia to be imported into the UK.

In a press statement, Essar Group said the new terminal will enable the import and storage of more than a million tonnes of green ammonia per year for onward distribution to the UK or reconversion into green hydrogen to supply industrial customers in the North West.

It added that the green hydrogen produced will be used by a wide range of industries in the region, including as a sustainable fuel for shipping and to decarbonise energy consumption, making a significant contribution to the UK’s net-zero ambitions becomes.

“Once the new terminal is operational, it is expected to place Stanlow Terminals at the heart of the global hydrogen energy market, with easy access to large-scale international imports of green ammonia,” Essar Group said, adding that these imports from Essar’s 1 GW green ammonia project in Gujarat, India.

The new terminal will be located within Stanlow’s existing facilities, where it will benefit from the Port of Liverpool’s geographic location, deep water access and maritime infrastructure capable of handling the largest gas carriers, and the terminal will also be served by benefit from direct connectivity with HyNet, the UK’s low-carbon hydrogen project.

Prashant Ruia, Director of Essar Capital, said: “The new terminal provides the connecting infrastructure to enable Essar’s ambitions to be a key hub for low-carbon energy innovation and a global manufacturing leader.”

The terminal is scheduled to be operational in 2027 and feasibility studies are currently underway.

Stanlow’s announcement follows the formation of Essar Energy Transition (EET) to help power energy transitions in the UK and India. According to Essar, EET plans to invest a total of $3.6 billion over the next five years to develop a series of low-carbon energy transition projects, of which $2.4 billion will be invested at its Stanlow site

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