MADRID (ICIS) – Fertiberia has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a Swedish regional government to build a green ammonia factory for 1.0 billion euros, the Spanish fertilizer producer said this week.
The total capital expenditure (capex) would amount to “over 1 billion euros”, the company said.
The facility will be built in Luleå-Boden, in Norrbotten, Sweden’s northernmost county.
Fertiberia said they expect it to be operational by 2026.
Ammonia production would be 1,500 tons / day, Fertiberia said.
Given that ammonia plants normally undergo a maintenance period of one month each year, production capacity can reach almost 500,000 tonnes / year.
The plant will use electrolysis to use water and air as raw materials; the plant’s operations would be operated with wind and hydropower.
The project has been named “Green Wolverine” and would employ 500 people once it is in full operation, the producer said.
The company said it had chosen Norbotten County because of its “exceptional conditions” in energy production – according to Fertiberia, 100% of the county’s energy comes from renewable sources.
“Green ammonia produced at Green Wolverine will also be used to advance in the carbon dioxide emissions of strategic sectors in the area such as maritime transport or the mining industry, for example,” said Fertiberia.
Front image: Sweden’s Norbotten County
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Additional reporting by Richard Ewing