The first test shipment of low-carbon ammonia from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Germany has been successfully completed with its arrival at multi-metal manufacturer Aurubis.
amburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) handled the test cargo at the climate-neutral container terminal Altenwerder in Hamburg. This pilot delivery now marks a milestone for medium-term imports of green hydrogen for Germany and Europe.
In order to use hydrogen and its derivatives as an energy carrier on a large scale in the future, we need a reliable, climate-neutral and efficient transport chain from producing countries such as the United Arab Emirates to German customers. and Europeans
said HHLA board member Torben Seebold.
In March 2022, HHLA signed an agreement with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) to test the hydrogen transport chain from the United Arab Emirates to Germany.
The hydrogen supplied by ADNOC was shipped in the form of ammonia derived from hydrogen. In September, the first container arrived on a Hapag-Lloyd ship at the Port of Hamburg and was processed climate-neutral at the HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder.
The ammonia from the first test cargo will be used by the Hamburg-based company Aurubis for climate-neutral conversion trials of gas-intensive copper wire production, thus replacing fossil fuels in the long term. Over the next few months further test deliveries of low carbon ammonia will be shipped to other customers in Germany.