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EverWind invests U$1bn into wind farm developments to accelerate Nova Scotian hydrogen plans

by | Jul 21, 2023

To power Phase 1 of its green hydrogen and ammonia project located in Nova Scotia, Canada, EverWind Fuels has revealed that the company has bought three wind farm development projects following a U$1bn private investment. The wind farm projects equate to 530MW of electricity.

Working in collaboration with Renewable Energy Systems (RES), EverWind Fuels will develop the wind farms located in Windy Ridge, Bear Lake and Kmtnuk, and all of the energy generated at the sites will be transmitted to EverWind’s Point Tupper facility through Nova Scotia’s power grid. During the first phase of the project, this will power PEM electrolyzers to balance the renewable intermittency.

Alongside the wind farms, project partners have outlined plans to purchase and lease the land adjacent to the hydrogen and ammonia facility. A total of 300MW of solar power will be established here to support production.

The combination of the wind farm and the solar development site is estimated to generate 2,500,000MWh of electricity, enabling the production of more than 200,000 tons of ammonia.

“This investment helps Nova Scotia move more quickly and cost effectively towards its clean energy transition,” said Trent Vichie, CEO, EverWind. “The power generated at these three new developments will also ensure EverWind’s green hydrogen and ammonia will meet the strictest international standards for green fuels, including European RFNBO criteria.”

Additionally, an independent verification firm will be appointed by EverWind to ensure its green hydrogen production processes adhere to the necessary standards.

Having received environmental approval for the Nova Scotia-based project earlier on in 2023, the green hydrogen and ammonia plant will now be developed and constructed in partnership with engineering, procurement and construction company Black & Veatch.

“We are in the final stages of front-end engineering and design (FEED) for the Phase 1 production facility and are progressing all workstreams to deliver on-time and on-budget,” commented Ali Assaf, vice president and managing director of Black & Veatch.

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