Portuguese consortium plans 1 GW green hydrogen cluster

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From pv magazine Spain

The H2 Sines green hydrogen project being planned in Sines, Portugal, will be the subject of a feasibility study by domestic entities the utility EDP, Lisbon-based energy company Galp, industrial conglomerate Martifer and national grid operator REN plus the Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas.

The project is expected to begin with a 10 MW pilot electrolysis installation and could be expanded to 1 GW this decade.

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Green hydrogen production would span the value chain to include renewable electricity generation, hydrogen production and distribution, transportation, storage, sale and export.

The partners have signed a memorandum of understanding to study the feasibility of creating a value chain for the export of hydrogen from Sines to Northern Europe, with domestic consumption also on the table.

To “ensure its financial feasibility,” the project will be developed gradually and will seek to optimize hydrogen production volumes and consumption as well as cost-competitiveness. An eventual 1 GW facility would be backed by around 1.5 GW of renewables capacity to power the electrolyzers.