Norconsult was engaged by Hy2Gen to explore the feasibility for developing a green ammonia production plant in Sauda. The assignment included conceptual design of technical solutions and cost estimates for production, transport, and storage of ammonia.
Norconsult established a design basis for a large-scale ammonia plant producing 600 tons per day from an electrolyzer capacity of 240 MW. Hydrogen will be produced through water electrolysis using locally renewable hydropower. Additionally, technical concepts were developed for transport of ammonia via pipeline and ammonia storage tanks.
Deliverables were preliminary layouts, functional description, process flow diagrams and basic risk analysis. As part of the scope, Norconsult has entered into a frame agreement for Permit Management and Engineering in order to secure required permits. This includes work required under the following acts:
- Plan and Building Act
- Fire and Explosion Protection Act
- Water Resources Act
- Pollution Control Act
- Working Environment Act
- Energy Act
Norconsult's study forms the basis for authority permitting processes, planning and investment decisions.