The Slagen terminal at Slagentangen in the Oslofjord. The production area for the energy industry.
News / June 24 2022

Partnering up for Green Fuels at Slagentangen

Together with ExxonMobil, North Ammonia and GreenH, Grieg Edge is looking at producing and distributing green ammonia and hydrogen out of the Slagen terminal.


The Slagen terminal at Slagentangen in the Oslofjord has a special place in Norwegian industrial history. Now, we are joining together complementary competencies with ExxonMobile, GreenH, and North Ammonia to look into developing a future energy industry in this location.

Production and distribution of green fuels

Earlier this month, the four partners signed a memorandum of understanding to study the potential production and distribution of green hydrogen and ammonia for lower-emission marine fuels at ExxonMobil’s Slagen terminal.

“Slagen is an exceptionally suitable location as a central hub for hydrogen and ammonia to the maritime sector,” says Matt Duke, CEO of Grieg Maritime Group. “With the complementary expertise amongst the MOU partners, we have taken an important next step in our efforts to achieve emissions reductions in the maritime sector.”

The Slagen terminal at Slagentangen in the Oslofjord. The production area for the energy industry.

Using hydroelectricity

The study will explore the potential for the facility to produce up to 20,000 metric tons of green hydrogen per year and distribute up to 100,000 metric tons of green ammonia per year. The hydrogen would be produced from hydroelectricity-powered electrolysis, making it free of carbon emissions.

“Hydrogen has the potential to significantly reduce CO2 emissions in key sectors of the global economy that create valuable products that support modern life,” says Dan Ammann, president of ExxonMobil Low Carbon Solutions.

“This study will explore the potential for ExxonMobil’s Slagen fuel terminal to help reduce emissions from Norway’s maritime sector and help achieve society’s net-zero goals.”

10.000 ships

ExxonMobil brings its experience and expertise in developing complex, global projects to advance meaningful emissions reductions, such as the Slagen terminal opportunity. Together with GreenH and North Ammonia, we will provide expertise in sustainable maritime transport, hydrogen infrastructure, and green hydrogen and ammonia project development.

“There is high value in producing green hydrogen close to where consumption is,” said Morten S. Watle, CEO of GreenH. “At Slagen, we can offer bunkering of hydrogen straight from the production facility.” The Slagen terminal sits at the opening of the Oslofjord, where more than 10.000 ships pass through every year.

Tønsberg's mayor Anne Rygh Pedersen together with the employees at Slagentangen.
The announcement of the MOU was marked at Slagen on the 24th of June with the agreement’s partners and Tønsbreg’s mayor Anne Rygh Pedersen present. Here, Per-Erik Aasum, CEO of Esso Norway, briefs the mayor, press and employees at Slagentangen.

“This MOU underlines our strategy to make ammonia available where there is market demand,” said Vidar Lundberg. Being the Chief Business Development Officer of Grieg Maritime Group, he also acts as CEO of North Ammonia. “We will also assess the potential distribution of ammonia from production facilities south of Slagen.”

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