HÖEGH Autoliners and Norwegian green energy provider North Ammonia are partnering for the supply, distribution, delivery and consumption of green ammonia.

In a statement, Höegh said it would enable it to meet its commitment to powering at least 5% of its deep-sea operation with green ammonia by 2030 and its aim of consuming at least 100,000 tonnes of green ammonia within its fleet by that same year.

The green ammonia is meant for Höegh’s ammonia-ready dual-fuel Aurora-class vessels.

The line has eight Aurora-class vessels on order. Höegh expects delivery of two every six months starting from the second half of 2024. The vessels are designed to carry up to 9100 cars

The company said securing the supply and delivery of green ammonia from North Ammonia’s planned production facility in Arendal in southern Norway would help it source green ammonia safely, efficiently, and cost-competitively as a first mover and industry frontrunner sailing for sustainability in the maritime sector.

Höegh CEO Andreas Enger said the collaboration would reduce the company’s environmental impact had carbon footprint, as well as assisting its customers in decarbonising their supply chain.

“We are receiving positive feedback and strong signals from major car manufacturers in Europe about enabling lower-emission transport of cars from the manufacturing site to the customers,” he said.