Fluor Provides FEED for Hydrogen-to-Blue Ammonia Facility

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The company’s services will be used for the construction of a low-carbon blue ammonia production facility.

Cormorant Clean Energy, a subsidiary of 8 Rivers Capital, awarded Fluor a contract for the front-end engineering and design (FEED) of a low-carbon blue ammonia production facility. The contract additionally covers procurement services.


The blue ammonia facility will deploy 8 Rivers’ 8RH2 ultra-low-carbon hydrogen production technology at a commercial scale. Hydrogen will be converted into ammonia—then stored and transported—after which the gas can be converted back into hydrogen for end-user applications. This ammonia is classified as “blue” due to the capture of over 99% of the CO2 generated in the process.

“Hydrogen technologies are critical to addressing the global demand for ultra-low-carbon hydrogen and the production of hydrogen derivatives such as ammonia, methanol, and sustainable aviation fuels,” said Jim Breuer, group president of Fluor’s Energy Solutions business segment. “We thank 8 Rivers and Cormorant Clean Energy for trusting Fluor to help reach their decarbonization goals.”

Fluor’s FEED services cover the totality of the facility’s construction: process units, utilities, offsite locations, buildings, and roads. Fluor will utilize process design packages, provided by the licensors, to develop deliverables for respective licensed technology units.