Stanlow Terminals has announced plans to develop a new open access import terminal for green ammonia in the Port of Liverpool.
The new terminal, which will be an expansion of Stanlow Terminal’s existing facilities, will provide the connecting infrastructure to enable significant volumes of green ammonia to be imported into the UK, reported the multi-product terminal.
Stanlow Terminal reported that the new terminal will enable the import and storage of more than one million tonnes per year of green ammonia for onwards distribution into the UK or conversion back to green hydrogen for supply to industrial clients in the UK’s North West.
The green hydrogen produced will be used by a wide range of industries in the region, including as a sustainable fuel for marine shipping.
The new terminal will be located within Stanlow Terminal’s existing facilities.
Feasibility studies are currently being undertaken, with the terminal currently scheduled to commence operations in 2027.
Green ammonia is a highly effective liquid carrier of hydrogen, which allows for the safe and cost-efficient transport of green hydrogen at scale.
It is also a crucial component in the development of the global hydrogen economy and is expected to develop into one of the world’s major sustainable energy commodities.
“By investing in new energies infrastructure and building a secure supply chain of green ammonia into the UK, we are building on our expertise in storing and blending of bulk liquids to put the North West economy at the forefront of the UK’s energy transition to net zero,” said Michael Gaynon, Chief Executive, Stanlow Terminals.
This announcement comes almost two months after a new industry study ranked the Port of Liverpool as the UK’s top port for port-centric logistics potential.