Uniper signs offtake with EverWind for hydrogen in Nova Scotia
Uniper to cooperate towards an offtake from EverWind in Nova Scotia.
EverWind Fuels Company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for Uniper to purchase green ammonia from EverWind’s initial production facility in Point Tupper, Nova Scotia.
Under the MOU, EverWind and Uniper intend to negotiate a binding offtake agreement for 500,000 tonnes/year of green ammonia. Point Tupper is a multi-phase green hydrogen and ammonia production and export facility in advanced stages of development and is expected to reach commercial operation in early 2025, the first in Atlantic Canada.
The signing of this MOU with Uniper in addition to the simultaneous signing of another offtake MOU today, results in EverWind having commitments to put in place offtake for one million tonnes per annum of future green ammonia production at Point Tupper.
The Uniper partnership demonstrates EverWind’s commitment to the Province of Nova Scotia: Premier Houston has expressed an intent to make Nova Scotia a leading hub for green hydrogen production and EverWind is committed to be the first to deliver on this ambition. The partnership also demonstrates EverWind’s commitment to the global energy transition and supports Uniper’s ambitions to become a go-to partner for decarbonization solutions. The green ammonia provided to Uniper will facilitate decarbonization across Germany and other European countries while reducing Germany’s dependence on fossil fuel-based products from Russia.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said, “I am pleased that E.ON and Uniper each have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the supply of green ammonia from 2025 on with the Canadian company EverWind Fuels.”
Premier Tim Houston said, “The development of EverWind’s Point Tupper site is incredibly encouraging as a regional green hydrogen hub for Eastern Canada, including new green hydrogen and ammonia production facilities. We are excited about the opportunities that green hydrogen and green ammonia projects provide for the Province, including new clean energy jobs, supporting Nova Scotia’s carbon emissions reduction targets, and establishing Nova Scotia as a global leader in the production of green hydrogen for domestic and export markets.”
Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources said, “Our government is committed to working with our allies to ensure Canadian resources ensure clean energy security at home and around the world.”
Trent Vichie, CEO of EverWind, said, “Green hydrogen and ammonia will play key roles in the fight against climate change and the desire for improved energy security in Europe.”
Klaus-Dieter Maubach, CEO of Uniper said, “Uniper is building up a portfolio of H2 products on a global scale by originating, transporting and finally supplying customers mainly in Europe in the future.”