Grieg Maritime Group established Grieg Edge as its innovation hub one year ago, and the MS Green Ammonia project is its first major investment.
– We feel confident that this project represents the future of the maritime sector. Getting support from the Research Council of Norway and Innovation Norway is an important step towards completion, says head of Grieg Edge, Nicolai Grieg.
MS Green Ammonia will distribute green ammonia from a planned factory in Berlevåg, Norway, to various locations and end users along the coast. The ship’s eventual design, size and volume will all depend on market and end user requirements.
Norway is probably the perfect arena to establish the world's first market for green ammonia.Vidar Lundberg, CBO, Grieg Star Group
One group of potential customers are the owners of ships using LNG as fuel today. Depending on the design of the engine, they can mix ammonia into the LNG fuel, or upgrade their propulsion systems to use ammonia.
– Norway, with its high number of ships using LNG or alternative fuels, and with large amounts of green energy and the cheapest electric power in Europe, is probably the perfect arena to establish the world’s first market for green ammonia, says Chief Business Development Officer in Grieg Star Group, Vidar Lundberg.
The project receives support from the Research Council and Innovation Norway through Pilot-E.