Yara International: Clean Ammonia and Pilbara Ports Authority Partner to Evaluate Ammonia as a Transportation Fuel

Pilbara region heads for ammonia bunkering

Perth, July 28, 2022

Yara Clean Ammonia and Pilbara Ports Authority (PPA) have signed a collaboration agreement to jointly facilitate the use of clean ammonia as marine fuel in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

This collaboration illustrates the confidence and commitment of both organizations in ammonia as the primary zero-carbon fuel for the decarbonization of the shipping industry.

The objective of the agreement is to jointly assess potential ammonia demand and required storage infrastructure, leveraging Yara Pilbara’s existing global ammonia production facility and its clean ammonia potential in the region.

The agreement will also ensure the safety of ammonia bunkering operations in PPA ports through collaborative safety analysis and the creation of transparent ammonia bunkering guidelines.

Both organizations agree that forming a clear understanding of required bunker infrastructure and ammonia safety guidelines will accelerate the effective adoption of clean ammonia as a fuel and be a major step towards the elimination of fossil fuels.

“The potential of ammonia as a fuel to effectively decarbonize the maritime industry is very clear; however, some questions remain about how to maximize the safe and efficient delivery of fuel in a port environment. This collaboration with PPA aims to answer these questions and, therefore, will quickly help track ammonia as a zero-carbon fuel in the region.” says Murali Srinivasan, SVP and Commercial Manager of Yara Clean Ammonia.

PPA CEO Roger Johnston said that as the world’s largest bulk export port authority, PPA has a strong commitment to safe operations and sustainable shipping.

“PPA strives to be a forerunner in establishing frameworks to ensure the safety of ammonia storage operations. This collaboration with Yara Clean Ammonia creates great opportunities to work together to reduce carbon emissions,” Johnston said.

The joint evaluation is expected to last approximately one year.

About Yara Clean Ammonia (YCA)

Yara develops her knowledge to responsibly feed the world and protect the planet. Yara Clean Ammonia is uniquely positioned to enable the hydrogen economy in a market that is expected to grow significantly over the next few decades. We aim to significantly strengthen our global leadership position as the world’s largest ammonia distributor, unlock green and blue value chains and drive the development of clean ammonia globally.

Leveraging Yara’s industry-leading experience in global ammonia production, logistics and trade, Yara Clean Ammonia strives to seize growth opportunities in low-emission fuels for transportation and power. , carbon-free food production and ammonia for industrial applications.

Yara Clean Ammonia operates the world’s largest ammonia network with 12 vessels and has access to 18 ammonia terminals and multiple ammonia production and consumption sites around the world through Yara. Revenue and EBITDA for the last 12 months were $3,638 million and $172 million, respectively, in the first quarter of 2022. Yara Clean Ammonia is headquartered in Oslo, Norway.


About the Pilbara Port Authority

PPA is the largest bulk export port authority in the world, encompassing the ports of Ashburton, Dampier, Port Hedland and Varanus Island. PPA operates as a Western Australian Government Trading Company (GTE) and is governed by the Port Authority (WA) Act 1999. PPA manages over 17,000 safe vessel movements per year, with an average of 35 vessels per day. In 2021-2022, PPA achieved a record total annual throughput of 733.1 million tonnes, with the value of goods passing through its ports exceeding $165 billion.

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Pilbara Port Authority

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