Hydrogen project specialist OCI today (8th Sep) said it has started construction at the landmark site that is set to be operational in Q1 2025.
News of the facility adds to OCI’s withstanding ammonia projects, such as its import terminal at the Port of Rotterdam which is currently has a capacity at 1.2 million tonnes per annum.
To support the Netherlands-based site, the firm has already said that blue ammonia produced in Texas will be supplied to the European plant.
As well as serving the Netherlands, the US Gulf is a strategic location will allow the facility to serve the US market and export ammonia as a hydrogen carrier to across the globe to wider Europe and Asia.
Blue ammonia is produced from hydrogen derived from natural gas where the CO2 by-product is captured and sequestered.
Ahmed El-Hoshy, CEO of OCI, said, “We have been working on this project over the past year to put us in a position to break ground by the end of this year.”
“Alongside our existing blue and green ammonia projects in the US and the Netherlands, at Fertiglobe in the Middle East and North Africa, and our green methanol business, this facility will allow us to continue to build and strengthen our world-leading ammonia and clean fuels platform.”
“We are also very excited to extend our partnerships with Jefferson County, the City of Beaumont, Beaumont ISD, the special districts, and the State of Texas.”
“Their efforts continue to make South-East Texas an attractive place to do business and we look forward to continued development in the area and working together to position the region as a clean energy leader.”