Toqlukuti’k Wind and Hydrogen Project

A major renewable project in Newfoundland and Labrador, powered by the province’s world-class wind. 

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ABO Energy is eager to commence Toqlukuti’k Wind and Hydrogen Project in Newfoundland and Labrador, located in the vicinity of the Avalon Isthmus. ABO Energy intends to develop a total of 5 GW (5,000 MW) on the Island of Newfoundland, powered by the province’s world-class wind speeds. 

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Project Email Newsletter

Toqlukuti’k Wind and Hydrogen Project - May 2024 Updates (May 8, 2024)

We invite you to join our mailing list. Join our e-newsletter mailing list here or reach out to info_toqlukutik@abo-wind.com. You’ll receive periodic updates and news about Toqlukuti'k Wind and Hydrogen from our team by email. Please note in your email that you wish to subscribe for updates.

 

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ABO Energy Mobile Community Offices

The Project Toqlukuti’k team remains committed to be present in community as much as possible. Please see the schedule below. We hope you’ll stop in for a conversation.

ABO Wind Mobile Community Offices

If you did not already sign up for our mailing list by reaching out to us or signing up at a recent Open House session, we encourage you to e-mail info_toqlukutik(at)abo-wind.com and ask to be added to our mailing list. You’ll receive periodic updates about upcoming community office presence, and other news about Project Toqlukuti’k.

 

Environmental Studies: 2024 Field Program

With our third-party environmental consultant, ABO Energy is continuing environmental baseline studies throughout the spring and summer. Baseline studies help us determine and understand the characteristics of an area prior to any development, and to establish the existing environmental status.

By continuing these studies, we will be able to assess, verify and compile valuable environmental and ecological data to support the development of the environmental assessment registration document (EAR). The requirements for baseline assessment studies have been identified per the guidelines provided by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Department of Environment and Climate Change.

What to expect:

  • 1 to 4 persons are doing field studies in designated areas of the region during this timeframe.
  • They conduct observations of wildlife including bird, bat and mammal species.
  • Additional baseline study activity will include vegetation classification (both land and aquatic), freshwater fish and fish habitat classification, sediment and soil collection, water shed and wetland identification. 

Timeframe:
April to September 2024

 

All activities will be conducted as per regulatory determined processes, and where applicable will be conducted under regulatory issued permits/authorizations.

 

Community Input Map: Incorporating Feedback from Open Houses

Through discussion at the 7 open houses held in March 2024, our GIS team developed a map to capture local input that residents shared with our team. 

Community Input Map

This map depicts a number of local features that have been highlighted thanks to the input of local residents.

We’re continuing conversations through our local mobile office program and Project Information e-mail, and we look forward to holding more information sessions in the fall. Your ongoing feedback and local knowledge sharing will continue to help inform our Project development. 

We are currently working on updating our Frequently Asked Questions and will soon share a document with you on our website and through our newsletter to summarize key themes, questions and concerns that were brought up during the March 2024 open house sessions. Meanwhile, environmental baseline studies are continuing through the spring and summer with our third-party environmental consultant. This information, along with your feedback and other existing data will be continuously incorporated into our Project mapping and planning. 

 

Toqlukuti’k Wind and Hydrogen Project: Initial MET Installation

As mentioned in the recent information session presentations, ABO Energy will be installing a MET tower to measure wind. A third-party contractor (TEP) and their subcontractor (Westower Communications) will conduct the first installation of a MET tower.

What is a MET? A MET tower, short for “meteorological evaluation tower” is a wind measurement tower to verify wind speeds in certain locations. It looks like many cellphone towers that are already installed throughout the region.

Where is it being installed? The MET will be installed in the hills North of Southern Harbour and Southern Harbour Station, on the East side of the TCH. This location is indicated by the green dot on the map below.

Why is it being installed? This measurement activity will help inform the Toqlukuti’k Wind and Hydrogen Project as it comes to expected wind speeds for planning wind turbine installations. It will also support the wind feasibility scope of the Project’s Environmental Assessment Registration. There will be additional MET installations as the Project planning progresses.

What to expect for this installation activity?   

  • Expected duration of work: Site activity over the next 12-14 weeks, starting in early April 2024, depending on weather and other potential delays.
  • What is involved? 2 to 6 individuals will be working with the contractor at a given time over this period, dependant on activities required for the work. This will include mulching, surveying, completing geotechnical core samples, installing anchors, rigging, and stacking the tower, or completing instrumentation.


Questions?

Contact Joe Bennett, Communications and Engagement Lead, Toqlukuti’k Wind and Hydrogen
joe.bennett@aboenergy.com
709-219-8707

 

MET Location Map:

Location Map

March 2024: Toqlukuti’k Wind and Hydrogen Public Information Sessions

ABO Wind is hosting several public information sessions for its Toqlukuti’k (‘dok loo- gu-tik’) Wind and Hydrogen Project in the local region. The ABO Wind team encourages you to stop in to learn more about the proposed Project, ask questions and share your feedback! Refreshments will be provided.

 

Isthmus of Avalon and Clarenville Area

Monday, March 18 Sunnyside: 2:30-4:30pm (15 min presentation at 3:30pm)
Sunnyside Recreation and Wellness Centre
Chance Cove: 7-8:30pm (15 min. presentation at 7:30pm)
Chance Cove Community Centre, 108 Main Rd.
Tuesday, March 19 Southern Harbour: 2:30-4:30pm (15 min. presentation at 3:30)
Town Hall Building, 6 Municipal Dr.
Come By Chance: 7-8:30pm (15 min. presentation at 7:30pm)
Come By Chance Lions Club, 22-24 Lions Place
Wednesday, March 20 Clarenville: Session 1: 3-5pm (15 min presentation at 4pm)
Session 2: 6-8pm (15 min. presentation at 7pm)
Clarenville Inn, 134 Trans-Canada Hwy.
Thursday, March 21 Arnold’s Cove: 7-8:30pm (15 min. presentation at 7:30pm)
Community Centre, 42 Spencer’s Cove Rd.

 

September 2023: Toqlukuti’k Project Information for Communities

ABO Wind eager to commence Toqlukuti’k Wind and Hydrogen Project in NL (pdf)

30 August 2023: Press Release

ABO Wind awarded the exclusive right to pursue development of its Toqlukuti’k Wind and Hydrogen Project in Newfoundland and Labrador

 

Public information Sessions March 2024

The Toqlukuti’k Wind and Hydrogen Project team would like to thank everyone who attended our recent information sessions in March 2024. Community input and knowledge sharing are very important to inform our Project planning. We look forward to continuing to work together with you.

You can access the March 2024 Community Information Session Materials here:

Posters from Public Information Sessions

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ABO Wind – Globally Connected, Locally Focused
Overview
Timeline and Environmental Considerations
Map
Green Hydrogen produced from Wind
Community Engagement – A Local Focus
A Major Project with Significant Opportunities

 

 

The Project

ABO Energy Canada Ltd. (ABO Energy Canada or ABO Energy) and partners Miawpukek First Nation (MFN) and Braya Renewable Fuels (Braya) are developing a multi-phased, integrated project under the entity Toqlukuti’k Wind and Hydrogen Ltd. (the Project / Toqlukuti'k). The Project will harness wind energy to provide green hydrogen to meet the needs of the Braya Come By Chance Refinery and for global export.

In March 2023, ABO Energy received an exclusive letter of support from Braya for the joint development of green hydrogen production at the refinery. The Project will also produce green ammonia for export to the global market.

The name Toqlukuti’k Wind and Hydrogen was determined together with Miawpukek First Nation and originates from the traditional Mi’kmaq language of the Miawpukek First Nation, meaning “working together” (pronounced ‘dok-loo-gu-tik’), a reference to our partnerships with Miawpukek First Nation and Braya.

Toqlukuti’k Wind and Hydrogen will be constructed in relative proximity to Braya Renewables’ Come By Chance refinery, including areas around the Avalon Isthmus, that were included as part of the Crown Land nomination areas for wind development. 

Toqlukuti’k Wind and Hydrogen Project

 

A multi-phased Project

About ABO Energy

ABO Energy Canada

ABO Energy Canada Ltd. is a subsidiary of ABO Energy KGaA and was founded in 2017, with the first Canadian office in Calgary. ABO Energy Canada developed Canada’s largest wind development to date, the 515 MW Buffalo Plains Wind Farm in Alberta.

In 2022, ABO Energy Canada opened an office in Halifax. In 2023, with the advancement of proposed activities in Newfoundland and Labrador, ABO Energy saw the need to create a foundation in the community and established a co-working office location in St. John’s. ABO Energy Canada is eager to establish additional local presence in the Project vicinity as Project development continues. 

ABO Energy KGaA

ABO Energy KGaA successfully develops and builds wind and solar farms as well as battery storage and hydrogen projects. Founded in 1996, the Germany-based company has realised more than 5,000 megawatts of capacity to date and has also constructed half of them. The company’s annual investment amounts to 500 million euros. More than 1,200 employees in 16 countries work with enthusiasm on the planning, financing, construction, operational management, and maintenance of plants for a sustainable energy supply.

Partnerships and Community Engagement

ABO Energy is committed to transparent, meaningful, and ongoing Indigenous, community, and stakeholder engagement. We have had ongoing discussions with local community stakeholders in the Project’s area of interest and will continue to build upon these relationships and expand our stakeholder reach to ensure authentic collaboration and cooperation from all relevant groups and individuals.

ABO Energy Canada signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Miawpukek First Nation and has received numerous letters of support from communities as part of our Crown Land bid submission for Toqlukuti’k Wind and Hydrogen Ltd.

Great Seal of Miawpukek First Nation

Information Sessions and additional community meetings will occur soon to provide ample opportunity for local feedback and information sharing early in the development of the Project. Community engagement and local feedback will be ongoing through all phases of the Project, including planning, construction, operation, and eventual decommissioning.

A focus on local involvement and opportunities

ABO Energy Canada has a local economic development policy and believes that communities in proximity to our projects should receive preferential attention and access to business and employment opportunities. It is our intent to maximize economic benefits for communities and their residents and promote long-term commercial growth through access to goods and service contracts, capacity training, and employment.

Toqlukuti’k Wind and Hydrogen Ltd. is expected to provide sizable local job and procurement opportunities. Stay tuned for more information about supplier information sessions and future procurement and employment opportunities with the Project.

Community Liaison Committee (CLC)

ABO Energy is aiming to form the Toqlukuti’k Community Liaison Committee (CLC) to act as an advisory body to ABO Energy for the Project. This is a voluntary role that provides CLC members with a regular opportunity to share input, guidance, community views, issues, and concerns with respect to the project plan and activities. It is anticipated that the CLC will meet quarterly or as needed.

Members of the CLC :

A well structured CLC is one with a balanced membership and broad representation, including ABO Energy staff representatives, residents/property owners located near the Project, local businesses, municipal elected officials (or their representatives), First Nations, and community or environmental groups. If you are interested in joining the CLC for the Toqlukuti’k Wind and Hydrogen project, please contact info_toqlukutik@abo-wind.com. Please tell us a little bit about yourself and outline your primary reason to want to join the CLC. The ABO Energy team looks forward to hearing from you!

Frequently Asked Questions

Project and Purpose 

What is the purpose of this Project? 

Toqlukuti’k Wind and Hydrogen Ltd. is a multi-phased, integrated Project that harnesses wind to provide green hydrogen to meet the needs of the Come By Chance Refinery.

In March 2023, ABO Energy received an exclusive letter of support from Braya Renewable Fuels for the joint development of green hydrogen production at the refinery. The Project will also produce green ammonia for export to the global market.

In 2021, Braya purchased the Come By Chance refinery to convert the facility to produce renewable diesel. This requires hydrogen. Existing hydrogen demand at the refinery is produced via an onsite Steam Methane Reformer (SMR) that converts imported butane to grey hydrogen. Since acquisition, Braya has publicly identified that green hydrogen is the preferred future to lower the carbon intensity of their fuels.

There are several factors that contribute to the size of this Project, but unlike a typical grid-tied wind farm the purpose of this project is to power an electrolyzer facility for the production of green hydrogen. The quantity of hydrogen needed drives the required size of the electrolyzer, which in turn drives the size of the wind farm required to power it.

Further, the war in Ukraine has highlighted the need for European countries to have clean, secure, and ethical energy sources. In recognition of this, Canada and Germany signed the Canada-Germany Hydrogen Alliance in Stephenville. As the subsidiary of a German parent company, ABO Energy Canada is uniquely positioned to fulfill the ambition of that Agreement.

What infrastructure will need to be built for this Project? 

There is a variety of key components that the Project infrastructure could include, broken down into the Wind and Hydrogen facilities. Infrastructure associated with the Hydrogen Facility would be located on-site or within close proximity to the existing Come By Chance refinery. Infrastructure associated with the Wind Farm would be located on Crown Lands in the Isthmus region.

Hydrogen Facilities

  • Hydrogen Production Facilities including Electrolyzers
  • Hydrogen storage facilities
  • (Future Expansions) Ammonia Production facilities
  • Ammonia storage facilities
  • Ammonia export facilities

Wind Facilities

  • Wind turbines
  • Measurement Equipment
  • Access roads
  • Electrical transmission lines
  • Collector lines
  • Substations
  • Operations and Maintenance Facilities
Why choose this location for the Project?

The Project will harness wind to provide green hydrogen to meet the needs of the Come By Chance Refinery. In March 2023, ABO Energy received an exclusive letter of support from Braya Renewable Fuels for the joint development of green hydrogen production at the refinery. The Project will also ensure job security for the approximately 300 permanent refinery workers.

ABO Energy bid on areas of Crown land designated through the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador's Crown Land Call for Bids for wind energy development. Newfoundland and Labrador itself is competing in a global marketplace to secure a share of the green hydrogen market and has several strategic advantages to lead the way including, but not limited to:

  • world class wind resources,
  • deep water ports,
  • skilled labour, 
  • strategic location to Europe on the eastern seaboard of North America and
  • existing infrastructure, knowledge, and experience at the Braya Come By Chance refinery.

Potential turbine sites are selected based on a variety of criteria including wind speed and pattern; access to transmission infrastructure; access and constructability for turbine components; setbacks from environmentally sensitive areas, homes, and other features such as local trails.

What is the life expectancy of the Project? 

The lifecycle of a wind turbine is typically 20-30 years with the possibility of an extension through repowering. The expected life of a hydrogen electrolyzer’s stack components is 6-10 years before requiring replacement. These stacks would be replaced consistently throughout the life of the rest of the project.

Where will the transmission lines be sited? 

At this time transmission routes have yet to be determined. As we gain more information about the area from technical studies and local consultation, our technical team adjusts the proposed Project layout and route of transmission lines. ABO Energy is committed to keeping the local communities up to date on developments with respect to the Project layout and location of transmission lines.

 

Construction, Timeline, Suppliers and Labour 

When will construction begin, and when will the Toqlukuti’k Wind and Hydrogen Project be operational?

Pending regulatory approval, the current schedule has construction slated to begin in late 2025 for the Phase 1 portion of the Project. The first commercial operation date (COD) of Phase 1 is early 2027. The current schedule considers project specific permitting requirements and construction conditions, equipment lead times and represents a realistic development and construction timeline. As with any major development, the schedule may be modified to accommodate unexpected circumstances. 

I have a company and want to get involved with this Project. How do I get more information and sign up to be a supplier? 

If you are a vendor interested in providing your goods and/or services to ABO Energy Canada Ltd. we ask that you submit your company information via our ‘Supplier Registration Form’ located here (portal link is also accessible by scrolling to the bottom of this webpage). Additional questions related to supplier opportunities with Project Toqlukuti’k can be directed to info_toqlukutik@abo-wind.com.

Where and when can I apply for jobs associated with the Project? 

Inquiries related to employment opportunities on Project Toqlukuti’k or resumes can be directed to info_toqlukutik@abo-wind.com. Specific employment opportunities with ABO Energy, including those related to the Project will be posted on Career Beacon as opportunities arise. 

Are you hiring local workers and suppliers? 

ABO Energy Canada believes that communities in proximity to our Project should receive preferential attention and access to business and employment opportunities. We have already begun work with local service providers.

We are guided by our Local Economic Development Policy to provide full and fair opportunity to the local labour force and vendors and suppliers. It is our intent to maximize economic benefits for communities and their residents and promote long-term commercial growth through access to goods and service contracts, capacity training, and employment.

Local experience and knowledge are also a key component of our supplier selection criteria, and this criteria will be employed in all future Requests for Proposals related to this Project. 

Will there be a local office and staff? 

Earlier this year, ABO Energy decided to open an office in St. John’s to act as a home base for the ABO Energy team’s operations in the province and to support the development activity. ABO Energy has had several conversations with local communities in the Isthmus region about having a second office, closer to the Come By Chance refinery and fully accessible to local community. ABO Energy has also spoken to prospective candidates in the province and has plans to build a local team to further develop the Project. 

How many jobs will be associated with the Project? 

Based on the initial calculations we anticipate the Project to create approximately 5500 jobs including construction (large percentage of work and for approximately 8-10 years) and Operations & Maintenance (long term). The Project will also help to ensure job security for the approximately 300 permanent refinery workers. Overall, the Project will bolster the local employment in the growing renewables energy sector.

 

Communities 

What community outreach has been done to-date, and what are you planning in the future to keep local communities and stakeholder groups informed?

To date ABO Energy team members have visited NL on multiple occasions to connect with and develop relationships with Miawpukek First Nation and various stakeholders including local municipal councils, organizations such as local chambers of commerce, industry organizations such as econext and Energy NL, local tourism operators, and local not-for-profits.

ABO Energy is continuing to build relationships, listen to feedback and remain transparent through further meetings, information sessions, and through a Community Liaison Committee. ABO Energy is committed to ongoing engagement and sharing up-to-date information with stakeholders and local communities through the life of the Project. If successful in this bid, ABO will conduct information sessions in local areas by Q4 2023 and Q1 2024. 

Does ABO Energy have an MOU (or other level of partnership) with First Nations group? 

ABO Energy is committed to transparent, meaningful, and ongoing Indigenous engagement and has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Miawpukek First Nation.

How can I provide feedback on the Project? 

ABO Energy welcomes all feedback on the Project. These communications should be directed to info_toqlukutik@abo-wind.com.

How will the Project benefit our communities?

ABO Energy is guided by our Local Economic Development Policy to provide full and fair opportunity to the local labour force and vendors and suppliers. It is ABO Energy’s intent to maximize economic benefits for communities and their residents and promote long-term commercial growth through access to goods and service contracts, capacity training, and employment.

ABO Energy has already engaged with and provided a donation to a local not-for-profit and looks forward to further community investment opportunities in the region. 

 

Environment

How can we be assured this Project is following proper environmental standards and protocols to protect the local environment?

Like any infrastructure project in Newfoundland and Labrador, Project Toqlukuti’k will be subject to an environmental assessment registration. ABO Energy has retained a local environmental consultant and completed desktop studies of environmental features in the areas of interest prior to beginning field work. We are also working closely with the Department of Environment and Climate Change to mitigate the project’s impact on the environment.

What environmental studies have been conducted to date, and what else will be studied?

Desktop studies were already conducted for all areas of interest, but field studies began within the Phase 1 areas of interest in June 2023. These studies will mainly focus on wildlife populations, with the remaining prescribed studies including wetlands and botany being carried out throughout the rest of the year and 2024. Together with ABO Energy’s Project partner, Miawpukek First Nation, a Traditional Land Use Study is also being conducted.

Has an Environmental Assessment Registration been made? What stage is it at?

Currently, environmental field studies are in progress within the Phase 1 areas of interest and consultation within the local communities is ongoing. This is in anticipation of the Environmental Assessment Registration for the first phase being submitted in Q3 of 2024.

Will the Project have any impacts on wildlife and birds or other aspects of the local environment?

ABO Energy has worked through a diligent environmental constraints analysis during the site selection process to mitigate risk of any impacts to local wildlife. Robust environmental studies will be completed during the Environmental Assessment process to develop an understanding of habitat conditions as well as the birds and wildlife utilizing the site. Results of the studies will be used to develop innovative and effective mitigation strategies specific for the local area and wildlife. We will work closely with our environmental consultants and regulators throughout the Environmental Assessment process to reduce impact on the local environment.

When and what are you submitting? What is involved in the environmental, regulatory, and permitting process?

The primary regulatory requirements are dependent on the Project's jurisdiction including federal, provincial, and municipal permits and approvals. Each permit or approval will have their own regulatory requirements that may range from public consultation, environmental field studies, noise and shadow assessments to help demonstrate the Project is planned in a manner with the least potential impacts and can be built and operated in a sustainable manner. The most significant permit for this Project is the provincial Environmental Assessment Registration. ABO Energy is working with a local environmental consultant to complete the registration documents and associated fieldwork for this project. We have also regularly consulted with the Province’s Department of Environment and Climate Change on field work plans and document drafts, which will continue throughout the permitting process.

 

Wind Turbines

How large are the wind turbines?

ABO Energy will decide on a wind turbine model later in the development stages. However, the average hub height of the machines being assessed is 120m with a blade length of 80m, resulting in a tip height of approximately 200m.

Will the wind turbines create much noise?

During the site selection phase, setbacks are applied to ensure compliance with industry best practice and appropriate regulations for noise and visual flicker. According to Energy NL, a typical setback of 500m for receptors including residences would result in approximately the same level of noise as a well-running refrigerator.

Is wind energy sustainable?

Several studies have confirmed that wind turbines will offset the CO2 emitted during their manufacture and installation, typically during the first 7 to 9 months of operation. Taking into account the energy required for manufacture, installation, and eventual decommissioning, wind turbines produce significantly less CO2 per megawatt of electricity than fossil fuel-based generation.

Why are the turbines not being considered for open water?

Although offshore wind turbines are being developed in many parts of the world, ABO Energy's expertise is in the development of onshore wind. There is currently a Regional Assessment for Offshore Wind Development ongoing within the Atlantic Canadian region, but at this time development of offshore wind in the Atlantic provinces is not regulated. ABO Energy does not plan to build offshore turbines for this Project. 

What type of road access is needed for wind turbines?

An approximately 5-meter-wide access road is maintained for the life of the project. An approximately 12-meter-wide access road would be used for the construction phase and restored to a 5-meter-wide access road for the life of the Project.

What sized area is needed for the footprint of a wind turbine?

Approximately 100 square meters of land will be required for each turbine and associated infrastructure.

Why can’t you paint one of the blades black? Why do they all have to be white?

A Norwegian study has shown that painting one turbine blade black can reduce collisions with birds, however we must abide by colouring and lighting specifications from Transport Canada.

Are there any health concerns associated with turbines?

We respect that some individuals may have concerns regarding health. The Project will be designed to meet or exceed all provincial regulations and guidelines currently in place to protect human health.

Health Canada with Statistics Canada and other external experts conducted a Community Noise and Health Study. The results released in 2014 indicated that wind turbine noise was not linked to self-reported medical illnesses and health conditions. 

What happens to the turbines and associated infrastructure at the Project’s end of life?

When it comes to the end of life for a wind project there are two options: decommissioning and repowering. 

Repowering: The ability to repower a site hinges on a few key considerations, such as the health of the foundations and other components on the site, the economics of the power being generated at the site, and the new technology available. Repowering a site prolongs the life of the project and helps to postpone the need for new project development (Canadian Renewable Energy Association, 2023).

Decommissioning: Due to economics, regular wear and tear or other factors, it may be necessary to remove the project and return the land to its equivalent original state. Decommissioning consists of dismantling the site by extracting the recyclable materials like steel, concrete and glass, and properly disposing of any other components in compliance with local requirements (Canadian Renewable Energy Association, 2023).

Wind Turbines: The main components of a wind turbine that can be recycled, repurposed, or salvaged include: Steel tower sections, steel reinforcement, electrical equipment and cables, precious metals, and concrete. Other materials or pieces of equipment that cannot be recycled, repurposed or salvaged will be disposed of according to local/provincial regulations. 

 

Green Hydrogen Facility and Export

What is Green Hydrogen and what makes it “Green"?

Different colours of hydrogen are defined depending on how the hydrogen is produced, though the colour of the actual hydrogen molecule does not change. There are several common production methods and corresponding colour designations of hydrogen. The colour designations are based on the different effects on the environment that result from the various processes.

Green hydrogen is hydrogen that is produced by splitting water using an electrolyzer. The electricity for the electrolyzer must be generated from renewable sources, such as wind, PV power, or hydropower, if the resulting hydrogen is to be labeled green. This ensures that no CO2, or other environmentally harmful by-products, are released during hydrogen production.

What makes Green Hydrogen the solution to Europe’s energy problems?

Green hydrogen is one of the key elements for Europe to reach its climate target and to ensure energy security. Green hydrogen can be a solution to Europe’s energy problems for several reasons, including its carbon-free nature, ability to be stored for a longer time and distributed, and its versatility in uses. After being transformed into its derivatives such as ammonia, it can be easily exported all over the world for use in industrial processes, heating, electricity, and automotive or other transportation use.

Why does the hydrogen have to be turned into ammonia to export it?

It is possible to transport hydrogen as a compressed gas or liquid. However, compared to hydrogen, ammonia has several decisive advantages in terms of long-distance transport. Characteristics including high energy density and ease of liquefaction allow it to be used in existing plants, transportation, and terminal facilities. Furthermore, if needed, ammonia can be converted to pure hydrogen on demand on the import side, without carbon emissions. Moreover, it has already been produced on a large-scale industrial application; therefore, handling and transport of ammonia is well known.

 

About ABO Energy

What experience has readied ABO Energy to construct this Project?

Together, ABO Energy KGaA and ABO Energy Canada have extensive experience and dedication to hydrogen and renewable energy projects.

  • 26+ years’ experience
  • 5 GW developed and sold
  • 5 billion € investment volume
  • 4 million MWh power generation
  • 20 GW Wind/Solar/Battery pipeline + 15 GW hydrogen projects
  • +1000 employees globally
  • A growing team of professionals in Canada supported by ABO Energy's global team of technical and financial experts in Germany
  • Active Project Development in Atlantic Canada since 2021
Where is ABO Energy currently located and will there be a local office?

ABO Energy Canada has offices in Calgary, Halifax, and St. John’s. An office location closer to the Project site is being planned.

 

Additional FAQs from Energy NL

For more information about wind and hydrogen in Newfoundland and Labrador, visit Energy NL’s Wind at our backs Frequently Asked Questions.

Glossary of Terms

Electrolyzer

A device that uses electricity to split water molecules into seperate hydrogen and oxygen molecules through a process called electrolysis. 

Grey Hydrogen

Hydrogen that is produced through the use of carbon-based energy sources such as natural gas through a process called steam methane reforming, without carbon capture and storage. 

Blue Hydrogen

Hydrogen that is produced through the use of carbon-based energy sources such as natural gas through a process called steam methane reforming, with carbon capture and storage. 

Phase 1 Area of Interest 

The identified Crown Land Areas of Interest that would include the first wind developments of the Project in the Come By Chance and Chance Cove regions. 

 

What questions do you have about the Toqlukuti’k Wind and Hydrogen Project? Please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Vendors and Suppliers

If you are a Vendor interested in providing your goods and/or services to ABO Energy Canada Ltd. we ask that you submit your company information via our ‘Supplier Registration Form’ located here: 

Contact

General Inquiries

E-mail: info_toqlukutik@abo-wind.com

 

Employment Inquiries

Specific employment opportunities with ABO Energy will be posted on Career Beacon as opportunities arise. 

Media Inquiries

Heidi Kirby

Tel. +1 (902) 329-9907
heidi.kirby(at)aboenergy.com

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