Iverson eFuels AS and ECOnnect Energy Collaborate on Innovative Hydrogen and Green Ammonia Plant in Sauda

Aug 9, 2023
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Iverson eFuels AS and ECOnnect Energy join forces with the implementation of jettyless technology for groundbreaking Norwegian Hydrogen and Green Ammonia plant in Sauda.

Iverson eFuels, a joint venture between Hy2Gen, CIP and Trafigura, and ECOnnect Energy AS have signed a contract to deliver a study for a jettyless IQuay solution for ammonia transfer to enable the export of green ammonia (LNH3).

Iverson eFuels AS is a Norwegian, large-scale green ammonia project based on the industrial use of electrolysis and renewable electricity. Iverson eFuels AS will produce green ammonia that will lead to long-term sustainability for maritime mobility.

The location of Project Iverson is southeast of Sauda, a town at the end of Saudafjorden (Rogaland, Norway).

Project Iverson has reached out to ECOnnect Energy to propose a technical jettyless ammonia transfer solution with the IQuay® C-Class. To further mature the outlined IQuay C-Class solution for Project Iverson, ECOnnect Energy has been requested to conduct a pre-FEED study. Iverson e-Fuels will, at the same time, monitor the development of several multiple bunkering solutions that can enable the safe and flexible transfer of ammonia to ships and is expecting this market to grow in the next years.

Contribution to enable the climate goals

The Iverson Ammonia Project is a large-scale initiative aimed at the production and utilization of clean ammonia as an alternative energy source. The project focuses on the development of advanced technologies for ammonia production, storage, and utilization in various sectors.

The primary objective of the Iverson Ammonia Project is to take an active part in developing a value chain for green ammonia as a carbon-neutral fuel and energy storage medium.

Together with the local community and national authorities, Project Iverson is building the future of the green industry. Sauda has over a century of industrial history and the unique expertise needed to develop the industry for the future.

Jettyless infrastructure

ECOnnect Energy’s patented transfer system, the IQuay, made history with the world’s first jettyless, floating transfer of LNG in 2017, and has since been adapted for a variety of applications– from upstream LNG and green ammonia production to downstream carbon-free fuel and CCS. The various IQuay solutions are suitable for permanent or semi-permanent installations, whereby LNG, ammonia, hydrogen, and CO2 can be safely and efficiently transferred between supply and storage facilities. Flexibility is inherent in the system’s design, meaning the system can be connected to any FSU or FSRU, and is designed to operate in harsh offshore conditions.

“We are proud to be selected by Iverson eFuels to contribute to their important project and potential for ammonia”, said Morten Christophersen, CEO of ECOnnect Energy. “Our IQuay allows for ammonia, gas, and LNG transfer operations in all conditions with rapid deployment, consistent with Iverson’s approach to energy infrastructure development.”

“Having a safe and flexible transfer solution is of great value to our project. The ECOnnect solution enables us to efficiently load the ammonia on ships and distribute our green ammonia to the market. We are looking forward to collaborating with ECOnnect to develop a complete value chain for the production and distribution of green ammonia.” says Hege Økland, managing director of Iverson eFuels AS.”

About Iverson eFuels

Iverson eFuels AS is a project led by Hy2gen, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), and Trafigura. Hy2gen is an international company specializing in designing, building, and operating green hydrogen and green hydrogen-based derivatives. CIP specializes in energy infrastructure investments and is among the largest fund managers globally within the field of renewable energy. Trafigura is one of the world’s leading independent commodity trading companies.  

Contact: Hege Økland


Ph: + 47 957 53 695

About ECOnnect Energy:

ECOnnect Energy believes in making clean energy accessible globally. ECOnnect Energy is an independent Norwegian technology company assisting the energy and maritime markets with a jettyless IQuay floating transfer terminal. The IQuay solution features a game-changing floating jettyless system for loading, discharge, and bunkering of LNG, ammonia, and carbon capture and storage without the need for invasive, time-and cost-intensive fixed marine infrastructure. With innovative technology, ECOnnect Energy is committed to expanding clean, sustainable, and climate-positive energy solutions.  

Contact: Magnus Eikens


Ph: +47 473 52 989

Last updated:
Sep 13, 2023



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