ABO Wind secures land for 5-GW green H2 production in Canada
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German renewables developer ABO Wind AG (ETR:AB9) said on Friday it has secured exclusive rights for a site in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador that will host a 5-GW green hydrogen complex powered by wind turbines.
The project is a joint initiative between ABO Wind Canada Ltd and Braya Renewable Fuels, as announced in March.
The Toqlukuti’k wind and hydrogen project will be developed on land secured through the Crown Land Call for Bids for Wind Energy Projects launched by the government of Newfoundland and Labrador. The crown land is located near Braya’s Come by Chance refinery.
In November 2022, Braya issued a request for proposals for the provision of 35,000 tonnes per year of green hydrogen for its advanced biofuels refinery. ABO Wind’s proposal for a multi-phased, integrated project was then selected to supply Braya's demand. A portion of the green ammonia produced at the site will be exported to global markets.
The project will be launched with a pilot phase, under which a 30-MW electrolyser powered by electricity from the NL Hydro grid will start working in 2025. This phase will produce enough green hydrogen to supply around 13% of Braya’s needs. Another three stages will follow between 2027 and 2034.
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