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Port of Argentia – Marquee Newsletter Q1 2024

Ports Sign Letter of Intent to Transport Green Hydrogen

Port of Argentia and Hamburg Port Authority signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to collaborate on the export of green hydrogen from Canada to Germany. CEO’s Scott Penney and Jens Meier signed the agreement while attending the Canada-Germany Hydrogen and Ammonia Producer-Offtaker Conference in Hamburg.

This LOI supports the Governments of Canada and Germany mandate to establish an energy partnership and hydrogen alliance to foster collaboration aimed at reducing emissions and transitioning to cleaner fuels and a greener economy.

Foreign Dignitaries Visit Argentia

Embassy of Canada to Belgium

As Argentia garners more attention in the renewable energy space, the Port continues to host delegations and foreign dignitaries for site tours and project updates featuring the Port’s initiatives in leading the global energy transition.

Alexane Hervy, Business Development Officer, Clean Tech, with the Embassy of Canada in Belgium, visited Argentia recently. She received an update on Port activities and a site tour of the marine terminal and monopile marshalling yard and engaged in dialogue with the Port regarding the Argentia Renewables wind to green hydrogen project. Ms. Hervy was accompanied by Ian Murdoch, Global Affairs Canada.

European countries are keen to learn more about the Port’s expansion plans and desire to export green hydrogen.

Embassy of Canada to the Netherlands

Port of Argentia recently hosted dignitaries from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and officials from the Provincial Department of Industry, Energy and Technology, Renewable Energy Division. The parties discussed collaboration opportunities relating to green energy projects and toured the Argentia site with particular interest in the Argentia Renewables wind to green hydrogen project and the Port’s role in support of US offshore wind.

Province Releases Cooper Cove Project from Further EA

Port of Argentia is pleased with the recent decision by the Provincial Government to release the Cooper Cove Marine Terminal Expansion Project from environmental assessment. The announcement was made in January by Hon. Bernard Davis, Minister of Environment and Climate Change.

The government release comes with conditions, including demonstration by the Port that it must uphold all commitments made in its submission to government, the development of a waste management plan specific to the project, and a report by the Port that the conditions have been fulfilled.

This welcome news comes following Premier Dr. Andrew Furey’s announcement last fall of $15.1 million in support of the project under the Innovation and Business Development Fund (IBDF). The fund was established to grow and diversify the Province’s oil and gas supply and service capabilities and was updated to include renewable energy.

Rendering image: Cooper Cove Marine Terminal Expansion Project. (Final design may differ).

Pattern Energy Signs Letter of Intent with Mabanaft

Pattern Energy and Mabanaft, a leading global energy company in Germany, signed a Letter of Intent recently to consider a potential transaction for the supply of green ammonia. The green ammonia would be produced by Argentia Renewables at the Port of Argentia.

Argentia Renewables, a partnership between Pattern Energy and the Port of Argentia, will export green fuels to European markets. Phase 1 will feature the development of a 300-megawatt wind energy to hydrogen production facility on Port lands.

The agreement was signed by representatives of both companies and attended by Robert Habeck, German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s Minister for Energy and Natural Resources, and Hamburg’s Senator for Economic Affairs, Dr. Melanie Leonhard.

Clean Energy Association econext takes Port Tour

The province’s leading clean energy member association, econext, visited Argentia recently for a site tour and update on clean energy projects. econext works on behalf of over 200 member companies to foster environmentally sustainable economic development and accelerate clean growth in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Port of Argentia Community Supports

Community Connections Housing Coalition

Port of Argentia Sponsors Community Supper

Community Connections Housing Coalition hosted a community supper on January 10 at the Star of the Sea Hall, Placentia, providing a turkey dinner to over 170 residents and invited guests. The event helped raise awareness and access to community-based resources and programs and brought attention to the growing need in the community for affordable housing and community support.

Grieg Salmon Harvest Lands at Argentia

Grieg Seafood’s first generation of farmed salmon harvested from sea pens in Placentia Bay was landed at Argentia and trucked to a processing plant in Bay de Verde, then packaged and transported to customers in the North American market.

The Port of Argentia congratulates Grieg Seafood on this significant milestone and the successful completion of this campaign.