QatarEnergy’s affiliates to build world's largest blue ammonia plant

WCN Editorial Team 1 Sep 2022 MIDDLE EAST ENERGY & UTILITIES

QatarEnergy’s affiliates, QatarEnergy Renewable Solutions and Qatar Fertiliser Company (QAFCO), have signed agreements for the construction of Ammonia-7 Project.

This is expected to become the industry’s first world-scale and largest blue ammonia project.

The project will have an annual production capacity of 1.2 million tonnes of blue ammonia.

The plant is anticipated to come online in Q1 2026.

To be built at Mesaieed Industrial City (MIC), the new plant will be operated by QAFCO.

The project agreements include the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract, which is valued at around $1bn.

The EPC contract has been awarded to a consortium of ThyssenKrupp and Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC).

Conventional ammonia production generates CO2 if it is manufactured with fossil fuel. However, CO2 generated gets captured and stored during the production of blue ammonia, reported Reuters.

The cost of Ammonia-7 Project is estimated at about $1.06bn.

The project will capture and sequester 1.5 million tonnes of CO2 annually via the production process.

Qatar Minister of State for Energy Affairs, and QatarEnergy president and CEO Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi said: “Ammonia-7 is a landmark project for Qatar and for the industry as a whole. It builds on our expertise in installing, operating, and maintaining conventional ammonia plants to produce fertilizers.

“We are also building on our unique position in the renewables and carbon capture and sequestration space, as well as on our ideal logistical capabilities and advantages to supply differentiated, low carbon products and fuels to the world.”
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Image: Officials signing the agreement. Credit: QatarEnergy.

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