Fertilizer manufacturer OCI expands ammonia terminal at Port of Rotterdam
Rotterdam / Jilin –
OCI Fertilizer Company, with its plants in Jilin, intends to expand the ammonia plant in the port of Rotterdam. With this, the company wants to anticipate the greening of the economy. Ammonia can act as a green fuel for shipping. The material can also help store hydrogen.
OCI has fertilizer plants in the Chemelot chemical complex in Geleen and already owns an ammonia storage facility in the Port of Rotterdam. This will triple next year, when the expansion is complete. OCI wants to move ammonia from its plants in the Middle East, North Africa and the United States to Rotterdam. This relates to the so-called blue-green ammonia. Green ammonia is produced by renewable electricity only, with blue ammonia being carbon dioxide2Emissions captured during generation.
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The ammonia terminal in the Port of Rotterdam will be further expanded in the coming years if it is up to OCI. After the first phase, for which the company is allocating about 19 million euros with its listing on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange, it wants to increase its storage capacity. In the years after 2023, this should increase by 2.5 times again to 3 million tons per year. At present, the capacity is still 400,000 tons per year.
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