Unveiled in partnership with Copenhagen Infrastructure partner, Enagás, Naturgy, Fertiberia and Vestas, the project, dubbed Catalina, will bring together some of the largest players in Spain’s hydrogen industry and support the creation of a hydrogen economy.
With construction of the project scheduled for the end of 2023, the first phase of the project will integrate a 500MW electrolyser coupled with 1.7GW of wind and solar energy to create 40,00 0 tonnes of green hydrogen per year.
A pipeline will also be established that will connect Aragón and Valencia that will supply green hydrogen to a newly constructed green ammonia plant with an annual capacity of 200,000 tonnes.
The hydrogen produced from the project will additionally be used to decarbonise other industrial processes whilst also using it to be blended into the natural gas grid.
Søren Toftgard, A Partner at Copenhagen Infrastructure Partner, said, “I am very proud to announce Project Catalina, a pioneering initiative in Europe for the large-scale production of green hydrogen and green ammonia.
“Spain, and in particular Aragon, offers good conditions for the development of this technology due to its excellent solar and wind resource, the political backing as well as the proximity to demand centres. We look forward to continue working with our partners to bring this project to life.”
Jorge Barredo, Managing Director of Renewable Energy, New Business and Innovation at Naturgy, said, “This new project will be a boost to one of the investment lines of our Strategic Plan and will be added to the other projects we have underway in Spain.
“At Naturgy we want to be protagonists of the energy transition and hydrogen is one of the essential vectors to achieve a decarbonised economy; that’s why we want to cover the entire value chain, from its production to the final use, and our gas infrastructure is a clear ally to transport it to the consumer sectors.”
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