Fuella is front-running the energy transition by developing commercial-scale green ammonia production plants to enable marine industries to change to emission-free fuels. The Skipavika Green Ammonia plant is developed in symbiosis with sustainable fish farming and meaningful rock sourcing for marine construction projects at the green maritime cluster in Skipavika, Norway.
Fuella, a leading developer of green ammonia plants, Viking Aqua, an esteemed sustainable land-based fish farm, and Van Oord, an established marine contractor with a focus on environmental stewardship, are spearheading the establishment of a groundbreaking sustainable maritime cluster at Norway’s prestigious Skipavika Industrial Park. This strategic collaboration brings together the expertise and experience of industry frontrunners to drive the advancement of sustainable practices in the maritime sector.
FUELLA is aiming to lead the transition towards carbon-free fuels through their production of green ammonia. FUELLA’s mission is to decarbonize ocean shipping routes and other fossil fuel-dependent industries by producing carbon-free fuels from renewable feedstock.
Ammonia was chosen as the most promising green fuel, due to its relatively high energy density, favorable combustion properties and ease of storage. Furthermore, the production of green ammonia requires solely air, water and renewable electricity as feedstock and is therefore predestined to play an important role in the global transition to green fuels. Today, ammonia is already one of the most produced chemicals in the world, with a wide range of applications, and an established transport infrastructure. Green ammonia can not only replace conventional ammonia produced from fossil feedstock, such as coal and natural gas, but also become a decisive element in the decarbonization of ocean going vessels and other heavy users of fossil fuels.
The Skipavika Green Ammonia plant will produce 100.000 tons of green ammonia annually and thus save around 250.000 tons of CO2 emissions compared to fossil-based production methods.
Furthermore, a cluster of other innovative green marine industries are co-located in the Skipavika Industrial Park to materialize on the synergies within the park.
Viking Aqua, a next-generation fish farm at the park, will produce 33,000 tons of Atlantic salmon annually while adhering to the highest environmental and social standards. Viking Aqua will utilize the ammonia plants plant’s by-products heat and freed-up oxygen in their salmon farming operations. The oxygen will enrich the water in fish basins, and the heat is used to dry the filtered sludge, which can then be used as natural fertilizer or for biogas production. There is various sustainability advantages of onshore fish farming and the use of closed containment systems, such as zero lice infestations, stringent pathogen control, sludge collection for resource utilization, reduced water consumption through water recycling, and enhanced production parameter control.
Van Oord is an international marine contractor, leading the way in the transition towards renewable energy by constructing offshore wind farms. To stabilize the seafloor and avoid the effects of erosion after the foundations of the offshore wind farm have been installed, rock installation is required.
This rock typically originates from Norwegian quarries, like Skipavika. The Skipavika Industrial Park produces 1 million tons annually of crushed rocks derived from site levelling for the almost 1 km long fish farm and the ammonia plant. Van Oord re-purposes this material and accurately installs it on the seafloor deploying its subsea rock installation vessels, like the Bravenes.
In addition to stabilizing the seafloor and protecting the seabed from scouring after installation, the rock pads create breeding grounds for marine life and natural nurseries for new life to grow on. Van Oord aims to stimulate nature in offshore wind farms by working with nature inclusive designs and actively introducing species to cover the scour protection, like oysters. This results in a win-win situation, enhancing the energy transition and empowering nature by creating a habitat for marine life.
The Skipavika Industrial Park produces 1 million tons annually of crushed rocks derived from site leveling for the almost 1 km long fish farm and the ammonia plant. Van Oord re-purposes this material for its sustainable marine construction projects. Furthermore, Van Oord also actively populates the sub-sea structures after completion with marine species, such as oysters, within it’s Ecoscour project in cooperation with leading marine research institutions. Oysters are the fundament for a healthy, rich underwater life. They filter the seawater and provide food, shelter, and spawning area for fishes and other marine species.
Fuella, Viking Aqua, and Van Oord are forging a sustainable maritime cluster at the Skipavika Industrial Park in Norway. Their collective efforts showcase the power of collaboration in driving environmental stewardship and innovation. Fuella’s production of green ammonia aims to decarbonize shipping routes and industries dependent on fossil fuels. Viking Aqua’s land-based fish farm operates with utmost environmental consciousness, utilizing the by-products of the ammonia plant to enhance their salmon farming operations. Meanwhile, Van Oord’s responsible marine construction practices repurpose materials and foster marine biodiversity. Together, these visionary companies are building a brighter, greener future for the maritime industry, where sustainability and prosperity go hand in hand.
For more information, please visit:
Viking Aqua: www.vikingaqua.no
Skipavika Green ammonia: www.skiga.no
Van Oord: www.vanoord.com