Air Products and Mabanaft announced their intention to build Germany’s first large-scale, green energy import terminal in the port of Hamburg.
The project was announced on 17 November at a ceremony in Hamburg, which was supported by German Federal minister for economic affairs and climate action Robert Habeck and first mayor of Hamburg Dr. Peter Tschentscher.
This announcement follows a Memorandum of Understanding that Air Products and the Hamburg Port Authority signed in February 2022.
The planned import terminal is to be located at Mabanaft’s existing tank terminal in the German port and the purpose is to provide hydrogen to Germany in 2026.
This location offers access to green ammonia from large-scale green hydrogen production facilities operated by Air Products and its partners around the world.
According to Port of Hamburg, it is aimed to convert the ammonia to green hydrogen via Air Products’ facilities in Hamburg, before distributing it to buyers locally and across northern Germany.
“Together with Mabanaft, we look forward to further progressing our plans of importing needed-renewable energy into Germany, through our planned facility,” commented Air Products’ chairman, president and CEO, Seifi Ghasemi.
He added, “As the world’s largest producer of hydrogen, Air Products is in an excellent position to meet demand, having committed billions of dollars to produce renewable energy at locations around the world.”