The AiP certificate was handed over at ONS in Stavanger: Erik Henriksen, director of Business Development - Offshore Classification, DNV, left, and Sebastian Kihle, chief technology officer, H2Carrier (Source: DNV)

Floating ammonia production plant secures AiP from DNV

A concept developed by Norway’s H2 Carrier AS to produce green ammonia on a floating production plant at sea has secured Approval in Principle (AiP) from DNV.

The P2XFloaterTM, developed by the Fornebu-based green energy firm, is based on the conversion of a very large gas carrier into a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit. The plant, designed to produce liquid ammonia, could be sited adjacent to any wind, solar or hydro power production facility.

Sustainable electricity from the energy source would then be used to provide power for a hydrolysis facility to produce hydrogen from sea water, using the Haber-Bosch process. This produces liquid ammonia by combining hydrogen and nitrogen, also produced on board the FPSO, under high pressure and temperature.

H2 Carrier CEO, Mårten Lunde, said: “The innovative P2XFloater concept provides a low-cost, fast-track and flexible solution to produce green ammonia on an industrial scale and at a competitive price. Market demand is rapidly increasing primarily due to the decarbonisation of the industrial and maritime sectors. We are very pleased to have been awarded the AiP from DNV, which is a significant technical milestone that gives us a springboard for further development towards commercial realisation of this concept.”

Article Editorial staff Ship&Offshore
Article Editorial staff Ship&Offshore