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A green electrofuel facility for CO2-neutral marine fuel

AFRY helps to reduce the shipping industry’s carbon dioxide emissions

The need for CO2-neutral marine fuels is a significant 300M tons, and 99.9 percent of the fuel used by marine shipping today is based on fossilised raw materials. Liquid Wind wants to enable the transformation of the shipping industry by converting renewable electricity and biogenic CO2 into green electrofuel.

AFRY provides basic engineering for Liquid Winds’ second electrofuel facility in Sweden – FlagshipTWO in Sundsvall.

Liquid Wind develops replicable facilities to produce green electrofuel. The first project, FlagshipONE (acquired by Ørsted in December 2022) in Örnsköldsvik, is Europe’s first FID’d commercial-scale green electrofuel facility. The next plant will be built in Sundsvall and three more plants are planned for the Nordic Region. Liquid Wind’s ambition, together with Sundsvall Energi, is to develop FlagshipTWO into a 100,000-ton electrofuel facility. FlagshipONE in Örnsköldsvik and FlagshipTWO in Sundsvall will together produce over 150 000 tons of green electrofuel per year and reduce the annual CO2 emissions from international shipping by 200 000 tons.

AFRY, together with several other world-leading players in green technology, such as Siemens Energy, Topsoe, Carbon Clean and Alfa Laval, are now collaborating with Liquid Wind to establish several facilities capable of producing green marine fuel.

We are very pleased that AFRY is now participating in the FlagshipTWO project in Sundsvall. It’s great to have a partner with Nordic roots and solid experience. FlagshipTWO will be an important milestone not only for Sundsvall and Liquid Wind but also for Sweden as potentially the leading producer of green electrofuel in Europe.

  Claes Fredriksson, CEO and founder of Liquid Wind


AFRYs assignment began in Q4 2022 and will be completed by the summer of 2023. Production is planned to start at the facility in Sundsvall at the end of 2025.

International shipping is one of the industries that is most difficult to decarbonise. We are very proud to be part of this green transition project, which will result in a welcome change for the international shipping emissions as they shift from fossil to green electrofuel. We look forward to our cooperation with Liquid Wind in the FlagshipTWO project and to contribute to a more sustainable society.

  Lisa Vedin, Head of Business Area Process Industries Sweden, AFRY


Project facts

Project: Electrofuel facility engineering

Client name: Liquid Wind

Project location: Sundsvall, Sweden

Project duration: 2022-2023

AFRY Scope of Services delivered: basic engineering, project management, technical documentation


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