EverWind Fuels chooses Nel to participate in the FEED study for the Point Tupper project

Source: press release, 3 May 2022

With the Point Tupper Clean Energy Project, EverWind Fuels will create Nova Scotia’s first green hydrogen production facility
With the Point Tupper Clean Energy Project, EverWind Fuels will create Nova Scotia’s first green hydrogen production facility (illustration: EverWind Fuels)

Nel ASA has been selected as a technology provider for EverWind Fuels’ Point Tupper project in in Nova Scotia for a potential 200 MW electrolyser facility. “We are excited to be elected for this important and ambitious project,” says Jon André Løkke, CEO.

EverWind Fuels LLC, a private developer of green hydrogen and ammonia production, storage facilities and transportation assets, has acquired the NuStar storage terminal in Point Tupper, Nova Scotia. 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 the production of green hydrogen for domestic and export markets.

The Point Tupper site is ideally positioned to produce green hydrogen as early as 2025, supported by significant existing in-place infrastructure. Point Tupper has an existing ice-free, deep-water port with 27-metre 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 as well as 7.7 million barrels of liquids storage and abundant freshwater, which is adjacent to the site.

The site is operated by a highly qualified, 70-person team trained to protect the surrounding environment and deliver safe operations. In addition, EverWind has engaged a world-class group of partners to support development of the initial phases of the project, including:

  • Hatch, a 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 the production, storage, and distribution of hydrogen 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.

As part of a staged development, EverWind Fuels also intends to partner with offshore wind developers to further expand production over time, 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.

EverWind Fuels is committed to undertake engagement with Indigenous and local communities, governments and local business and planning organisations to ensure feedback is incorporated throughout the development of the project.

“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,” says Trent Vichie, CEO of EverWind Fuels. “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.”