QatarEnergy’s affiliates to develop world’s largest blue ammonia facility

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Officials from QatarEnergy Renewable Solutions & QAFCO during the signing ceremony.

QatarEnergy’s affiliates, QatarEnergy Renewable Solutions and Qatar Fertiliser Company (QAFCO) have signed agreements for the construction of the Ammonia-7 Project, the industry’s first world-scale and largest blue ammonia project.

The new plant will have a capacity of 1.2 million tons per annum (MTPA) of blue ammonia, making it the world’s largest such facility.

The company said in a statement that the new plant in Mesaieed Industrial City is expected to start production in the first quarter of 2026, and will be operated by QAFCO as part of its integrated facilities.

Blue Ammonia is produced when the CO2 generated during conventional ammonia production is captured and stored. Blue ammonia, which can be transported using conventional ships, can then be used in power stations to produce low-carbon electricity.

Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi
Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi
Qatar Minister of State for Energy Affairs
President & CEO – QatarEnergy

“Ammonia-7 is a landmark project for Qatar and for the industry as a whole. It builds on our expertise in installing, operating, and maintaining conventional ammonia plants to produce fertilizers. We are also building on our unique position in the renewables and carbon capture and sequestration space, as well as on our ideal logistical capabilities and advantages to supply differentiated, low-carbon products and fuels to the world. Our investment in this project speaks to the concrete steps we are taking to lower the carbon intensity of our energy products and is a key pillar of QatarEnergy’s sustainability and energy transition strategy. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Abdulrahman Al-Suwaidi, the CEO of QAFCO, and QAFCO’s executive leadership team and employees for their hard work and dedication. Thanks are also extended to the executive leadership team and all employees of QatarEnergy for their great contributions to the development of Qatar’s energy sector. To conclude, I would like to express our deep gratitude to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani for his wise leadership and his unwavering support and guidance to the energy sector.”

The announcement was made during a ceremony held at QatarEnergy’s Doha headquarters to sign the project agreements, including the engineering, procurement, and construction contract.

Valued at $1 billion, the contract was awarded to a consortium comprising ThyssenKrupp and Consolidated Contractors Company.

QatarEnergy Renewable Solutions is a wholly owned affiliate of QatarEnergy charged with investing in as well as marketing renewable energy, sustainability products and solutions within the State of Qatar and across the globe.

QAFCO is the world’s largest integrated single-site producer of ammonia and urea, with a current production capacity of approximately 4 MTPA of ammonia and 6 MTPA of urea.

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