QatarEnergy says to build world’s largest blue ammonia plant

LNG producing giant QatarEnergy will build what it says is the world’s largest blue ammonia plant in Qatar.

The state-owned company’s affiliates, QatarEnergy Renewable Solutions and Qatar Fertiliser Company (QAFCO) signed agreements on Wednesday for the construction of the Ammonia-7 project.

According to a statement by QatarEnergy, a consortium of ThyssenKrupp and Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) has won the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract valued at about $1 billion.

The project will be located in Mesaieed Industrial City (MIC) and will be operated by QAFCO as part of its integrated facilities.

It would have a capacity of 1.2 million tons per annum of blue ammonia, making it the world’s largest such facility, QatarEnergy said.

QatarEnergy expects the plant to start production in the first quarter of 2026.

Blue ammonia is produced when the CO2 generated during conventional ammonia production is captured and stored.

Also it can be transported using conventional ships and used in power stations to produce low-carbon electricity, QatarEnergy said.

This move comes in the midst of a huge LNG expansion QatarEnergy is working in Ras Laffan.

In February last year, QatarEnergy took a final investment decision on the NFE project to boost Qatar’s annual LNG capacity from 77 million tons to 110 million tons.

The firm is developing a second phase to further boost capacity to 126 Mtpa as well as additional expansions.

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