Höegh Autoliners and North Ammonia seal green ammonia deal
The green ammonia is meant for the ammonia-ready dual-fuel Aurora class vessels – the world’s largest and most environmentally friendly Pure Car, Truck Carriers ever built.
Höegh Autoliners and North Ammonia have announced a partnership for the supply, distribution, delivery, and consumption of green ammonia, a carbon free fuel produced using renewable energy.
The partnership will enable Höegh Autoliners to meet the commitment to powering at least 5% of the deep-sea operation with green ammonia by 2030 (part of our First Movers Coalition pledge) and its aim of consuming at least 100 000 metric tons of green ammonia within the fleet by that same year.
The green ammonia is meant for the ammonia-ready dual-fuel Aurora class vessels – the world’s largest and most environmentally friendly Pure Car, Truck Carriers ever built. Höegh Autoliners has ordered eight Auroras – expecting the delivery of two every six months starting from the second half of 2024.
Designed to carry up to 9,100 cars, the Auroras are designed for future cargo as the vessels’ strengthened decks and enhanced internal ramp systems enable electric vehicles on all decks and provide more flexibility for heavier project cargo. Securing the supply and delivery of green ammonia from North Ammonia’s planned production facility in Arendal in southern Norway will help us source green ammonia safely, efficiently, and cost-competitively as a first mover and industry frontrunner sailing for sustainability in the maritime sector.
Höegh Autoliners’ CEO, Andreas Enger, says:
“This collaboration will not only reduce our environmental impact and carbon footprint. It will also set a new standard for the industry as a whole and assist our partners and customers in decarbonizing their supply chain. We are receiving positive feedback and strong signals from major car manufacturers in Europe about enabling lower-emission transport of cars from the manufacturing site to the customers.”
COO of Höegh Autoliners, Sebjørn Dahl, says:
"The fact that green ammonia is becoming a totally viable maritime fuel is a game-changer for our industry. We believe it will set the standard for others to follow. I thought this development would be achievable in 10 years’ time. But technology is moving faster than expected and the future is here. This partnership will ensure that we and our Norwegian industry suppliers will be well-positioned for seizing that very future. With this partnership, we are adding yet another steppingstone in designing the infrastructure of the future – with a green and sustainable focus.”