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Höegh Autoliners, a global provider of RoRo transportation services with around 40 RoRo vessels, and Norwegian green energy provider North Ammonia have agreed on a partnership for the supply, distribution, delivery, and consumption of green ammonia, a carbon free fuel produced using renewable energy.

The partnership will enable Höegh Autoliners to meet its commitment to powering at least 5% of the company’s deep-sea operation with green ammonia by 2030. 

Höegh Autoliners will also be able to meet its aim of consuming at least 100.000 metric tons of green ammonia within its fleet by that same year.

The green ammonia is meant for the company’s ammonia-ready dual-fuel Aurora class vessels – the world’s largest and most environmentally friendly Pure Car, Truck Carriers ever built.

As part of Höegh Autoliners ambitious newbuilding program, the company has ordered eight Auroras – expecting the delivery of two vessels every six months starting from the second half of 2024.

Designed to carry up to 9,100 cars, the Auroras are designed for future cargo as the vessels’ strengthened decks and enhanced internal ramp systems enable electric vehicles on all decks and provide more flexibility for heavier project cargo.

Securing the supply and delivery of green ammonia from North Ammonia’s planned production facility in Arendal, southern Norway, will help Höegh Autoliners source green ammonia safely, efficiently, and cost-competitively as a first mover and industry frontrunner sailing for sustainability in the maritime sector.

”This collaboration will not only reduce our environmental impact and carbon footprint. It will also set a new standard for the industry as a whole and assist our partners and customers in decarbonizing their supply chain”, said Höegh Autoliners CEO, Andreas Enger. 

North Ammonia was established by Grieg Maritime Group and Arendals Fossekompani in 2021, to enable change in the maritime sector. The aim is to make green ammonia available at large scale and become Norway’s number one green energy provider for the maritime sector.