Nel ASA has been selected as the technology provider for EverWind Fuels’ Point Tupper project in in Nova Scotia for a potential 200 MW electrolyser facility.
EverWind Fuels LLC, which is a private developer of green hydrogen and ammonia production, storage facilities and transportation assets, has announced that it has acquired the NuStar storage terminal in Point Tupper, Nova Scotia, Canada.
EverWind intends to expand and develop the Point Tupper site to be the location of a regional green hydrogen hub for Eastern Canada, including new green hydrogen and ammonia production facilities. These facilities will create new clean energy jobs, help support Nova Scotia’s carbon emissions reduction targets, and establish Nova Scotia as a global leader in producing green hydrogen for domestic and export markets.
Trent Vichie, CEO of EverWind Fuels, said, “The development of green hydrogen is an essential tool in the fight against climate change. Expansion of the Point Tupper site will support significant economic development in the region that can attract billions of dollars in new investment, create new jobs, and help make Nova Scotia and Canada global leaders in this exciting industry.”
As an alternative fuel, green hydrogen produced at the site is expected to help provide green fuel for Nova Scotia and support carbon emissions reduction by over one million tonnes a year by 2025.
By 2030, the project could reduce domestic and international carbon emissions by more than four million tonnes a year by producing green hydrogen.
Point Tupper has an existing ice-free, deep-water port with a 27-meter depth and two berths which are capable of accommodating the largest vessels in the world. The port is the deepest in Nova Scotia and the surrounding region. In addition, the Point Tupper site has existing rail loading facilities and is adjacent to pipeline networks to support domestic and regional markets. Electricity transmission is available at the site, with 7.7 million barrels of liquids storage and abundant fresh water adjacent to the site.
EverWind has engaged a world-class group of partners to support the development of the initial phases of the project, including:
- Hatch, global multidisciplinary management, engineering, and development consultancy, is supporting overall engineering design and working with Strum Consulting on the permitting work for the site.
- Nel, a global company, providing solutions for hydrogen production, storage, and distribution, is leading detailed engineering for the supply of electrolysers.
- KBR, a global science, technology, and engineering company, is supplying the technology for the green ammonia production unit.
In addition, CIBC Capital Markets and Citi are acting as EverWind’s joint financial advisors. International law firm Shearman & Sterling LLP and Canadian firm McInnes Cooper act as EverWind’s legal counsels.
As part of a staged development, EverWind Fuels also intends to partner with offshore wind developers to expand production over time further, which aligns with the joint announcement by the Canadian and Nova Scotia governments in April 2022 to expand the mandate of Nova Scotia’s offshore energy regime, to support the transition to a clean economy, and to create sustainable jobs.
“We have been engaging with communities, businesses and local organisations, and governments at every level early on in this project because we know it is a critical part of the process,” said Vichie. “We are working with Indigenous-owned consulting firms to ensure our engagement with Mi’kmaq communities and organisations is done thoughtfully and in the spirit of listening. This engagement and consultation activities will increase in the coming months.”