Seasurfer, an LPG carrier managed by Athens-based Thenamaris LNG is believed to be the first to deliver certified blue ammonia. The midsize gas carrier, built by Hyundai Mipo in 2017, loaded the cargo at King Fahad Industrial Port at Jubail, Saudi Arabia to Ulsan, South Korea. The 25,000 metric tonne ship received the cargo from SABIC AGRI-Nutrients and Saudi Aramco who are eager to be part of the country’s ambition to become the world’s largest supplier of clean hydrogen products by 2030 enabling the production of blue ammonia at a competitive rate.
Earlier this year, SABIC AN and Aramco received the world’s first independent certifications recognizing blue ammonia and blue hydrogen production from TÜV Rheinland, a leading independent testing, inspection and certification agency, based in Germany. The shipment of blue ammonia to South Korea is the first to capitalize on this major certification achievement.