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RWE and VTG sign MoU develop rail transport for ammonia

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Meenal Datar

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RWE has announced its plans to use rail transport for the onward journey of its fuel at the green import terminal for ammonia in Brunsbuttel. The company signed an memorandum of understanding (MoU) with global logistics company, VTG to deliver the ammonia by tank wagon to customers in Germany and neighbouring countries.

RWE and VTG will jointly develop a logistics concept for supplying customers. This will include exploring delivery routes and determining the necessary filling and transport capacities.

Ulf Kerstin, CCO of RWE says: ‘Green ammonia is key in the energy transition because it can be used to decarbonise many industrial processes. In the future, Germany will import large quantities of ammonia, for example via the terminal planned by RWE in Brunsbüttel. From there, the molecules will be distributed directly to industrial customers. VTG has many years of experience in transporting ammonia by tank wagon. That’s why RWE and VTG are also jointly looking at distribution by rail.’

‘In addition to its great importance as a basic material for industry, ammonia will also play an important role in securing energy supplies in the coming decades. It is part of VTG’s new energies strategy, which aims to provide our customers with the best possible support in the transformation towards sustainable industrial processes. Together with RWE, we want to show that large quantities of ammonia can already be supplied by rail in the short term in a low-emission and competitive manner,’ adds Sven Wellbrock, COO Europe and chief safety officer of VTG.

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