Horisont Energi picks ASCO as logistics provider for Barents Blue project

Horisont Energi picks ASCO as logistics provider for Barents Blue project

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Logistics management company, ASCO, has been selected to deliver logistics and supply services for Horisont Energi’s Barents Blue project. Horisont Energi is expecting to reach a final investment decision on the Barents Blue project around the end of 2022. 

The four-year framework agreement with options to extend will provide full logistics and supply services within marine, base and port operations, materials management and control, transport and customs clearance, environmental services, delivery of cargo carriers and associated equipment, as well as other logistic-related services, ASCO informed in its statement.

Horisont Energi is focusing on blue ammonia, blue hydrogen and carbon storage for the industry. The company will build the Europe’s first large-scale factory for the production of “clean” ammonia from natural gas and renewable energy, which means that CO2 is captured during the production process and stored permanently in sandstone reservoirs. Reservoir Polaris is located under the seabed off the coast of Finnmark in Norway.

Ammonia has a number of industrial applications, including fertiliser production, and today is the world’s second largest industrial gas used, with an established infrastructure for shipping the product across the globe. Ammonia is expected to be used for climate-neutral fuels, particularly in the maritime industry and for the climate-neutral power generation.

ASCO has assisted Horisont Energi in the process of choosing a site for the onshore facility. This has been an important contribution to the work that has led up to Markoppneset, in the municipality of Hammerfest, Norway as the preferred site for the company’s planned plant for the production of “clean” ammonia.

Author: Adnan Bajic

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