Norway’s Yara International has ordered 15 of the world’s first bunkering stations for ammonia.

The giant ammonia producer and LPG carrier owner is teaming up with domestic start-up Azane Fuel Solutions for the project.

This is a significant move to drive forward take-up of the carbon-free fuel, the companies said.

The network will be established in Scandinavia, they added.

Azane is designing and constructing the stations, for which no price has been revealed.

“The collaboration between Azane and Yara is an important milestone in decarbonising shipping, leveraging Yara Clean Ammonia’s extensive production capabilities and global logistics,” Yara Clean Ammonia president Magnus Krogh Ankarstrand said.

“These bunkering terminals are key pieces of the puzzle to ensure reliable and safe ammonia supply as zero-emission fuel.