September 15, 2022 [Reuters] – Uniper and Vesta have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to investigate the feasibility of refurbishing and expanding an existing storage facility, in hope of creating the first green ammonia hub ‘Greenpoint Valley’ in North-West Europe.
Uniper intends to book capacity in the terminal to create an entry point into the Northwest European markets for the growing green ammonia and hydrogen activities within the Uniper group. This will additionally be able to support the security of supply in Europe.
Uniper will aim to establish several access points for green energy in Europe and will be pursued in parallel with the ongoing Wilhelmshaven ammonia terminal project – which is not only building the first LNG import terminal in Germany but also planning an import terminal for green ammonia.
As a future hub, Vesta Terminals in Vlissingen will be able to handle an initial throughput capacity of 0.96 mtpa. In the second phase, the throughput capacity of the facility can be extended to 1.92 mtpa and the terminal will be connected to the Dutch hydrogen pipeline network. The planned start date is 2026.