Uniper Global Commodities SE and the Dutch Vesta Terminals B.V. signed a Memorandum of Understanding to evaluate the feasibility of refurbishing and expanding an existing storage facility with the aim to create the first green ammonia hub ‘Greenpoint Valley’ in North-West Europe. Uniper intends to book capacity in the terminal to create an entry point into the Northwest European markets for the growing green Ammonia and Hydrogen activities within the Uniper group. Developing the green ammonia and hydrogen markets will also further strengthen security of supply in Europe.
A potential capacity booking in Vlissingen will accompany Uniper’s efforts to create several access points for green energy into Europe and will be pursued in parallel to its ongoing Wilhelmshaven ammonia terminal project. At Wilhelmshaven Uniper is not only building the first LNG import terminal in Germany but also planning an import terminal for green ammonia. The Wilhelmshaven site will become a green energy hub and is setting the course for an even more climate friendly energy supply.
Vesta Terminals in Vlissingen, the Netherlands currently have 60,000m³ of refrigerated storage capacity built for ammonia and as a future hub will be able to handle initial throughput capacity of 0.96 mtpa. The terminal is well located for the supply of green ammonia by seagoing vessels re-loading into barges and rail tank cars. In a second phase the throughput capacity of the facility can be expanded to 1.92 mtpa and the terminal will be connected to the Dutch hydrogen pipeline network. The commissioning and start of operations is envisaged for beginning of 2026.
Andreas Gemballa, Director LNG and Global Energy Trading at Uniper Global Commodities SE: "We are proud to have achieved another step towards establishing a seaborne green hydrogen product portfolio at Uniper. With access to Vesta’s future terminal we will be able to supply our growing European customer base with green ammonia and green hydrogen products"
Daan Schutte, Director of Business Development of Vesta Terminals B.V.: “Vesta is pleased to take this project forward with Uniper. The Greenpoint Valley project will become a gateway of green ammonia and hydrogen into Europe. With the development of Greenpoint Valley, Vesta and her shareholders are proud to contribute to the European energy transition."