Fluxys has teamed up with Advario Stolthaven Antwerp and Advario Gas Terminal to study the feasibility of building an open-access green ammonia import terminal at Belgium’s Port of Antwerp-Bruges. Located at a future green energy gateway, the future terminal is expected to be operational in 2027. It will deliver storage and multimodal logistics solutions for ammonia (train, truck, barge and possibly ammonia pipelines connected to local industrial sites) and place Advario and Fluxys at the forefront of the energy transition.
The terminal will also be able to convert ammonia back into hydrogen and is due to connect to Fluxys’ hydrogen network to ensure supply throughout northwest Europe.
The project aligns with the REPowerEU programme, which has set a target of 20 million tonnes of green hydrogen consumption by 2030, one-fifth of which should be covered by ammonia imports.
Pascal De Buck, CEO of Fluxys, comments: ‘We are delighted to launch this green ammonia import terminal project with our Advario partners. Combining and leveraging our terminalling and technology expertise will enable us to fast-track the development of key solutions for importing low-carbon energy and feedstock. Fluxys aims to be a decarbonisation driving force and this project is a landmark venture in helping build the infrastructure to carry the molecules needed for a carbon-neutral society.’