Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action Robert Habeck and First Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg Peter Tschentscher today announced together with CEO and President of Air Products Seifi Ghasemi and CEO of Mabanaft GmbH & Co. KG Jonathan Perkins the decision that a terminal for imports of green ammonia to Germany will be built at the port of Hamburg. This is an important contribution to the rollout of the hydrogen economy in Germany and the resolute acceleration of the supply of Germany with green energy. It helps mitigate climate change and strengthen Germany as a business hub.
said: "Today’s decision on the construction of a terminal for imports of green ammonia is a landmark for the rollout of the hydrogen economy in Germany and a strong signal for the entire hydrogen market in Germany and Europe. Hydrogen and its derivatives, including ammonia, are key elements to make the economy climate-neutral and fit for the future. They help us to decarbonise our industries and power plants and to further diversify our energy imports. This is a further important boost for the decarbonisation of the German economy – substantial volumes of green ammonia and hydrogen will be available from 2026 thanks to the import terminal."
The planned terminal for imports of green ammonia from Saudi Arabia, where it will be produced by Air Products, is to become operational from 2026. Most of the green ammonia landing at the port of Hamburg will be converted into pure hydrogen and distributed by Air Products to the final consumers. Oiltanking Deutschland GmbH will operate the terminal, which will be the first terminal in Germany for imports of green hydrogen and its derivatives.