McPhy to supply 100-MW electrolyser for H2 consortium in Portugal

Hydrogen tanks. Source: US Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

December 22 (Renewables Now) - French hydrogen equipment specialist McPhy Energy SA (EPA:MCPHY) announced that it has been selected as the preferred supplier of a 100-MW electrolysis plant for the GreenH2Atlantic project in Sines, Portugal.

GreenH2Atlantic is a green hydrogen production project that will be developed by a consortium of 13 entities -- utilities EDP - Energias de Portugal SA (ELI:EDP) and Engie SA (EPA:ENGI), oil-and-gas company Galp Energia SGPS SA (ELI:GALP), industrial group Martifer SGPS SA (ELI:MAR), Danish turbine maker Vestas Wind System A/S (CPH:VWS), chemicals company Bondalti, electrical engineering firm Efacec and McPhy, alongside partners in the academia and research community ISQ, INESC-TEC, DLR and CEA, and public-private cluster Axelera.

The project was one of three to be selected by the EU’s Horizon 2020 - Green Deal Call to demonstrate the viability of a large-scale green hydrogen production, and received a EUR-30-million (USD 33.9m) grant for the construction of the plant.

McPhy said it had negotiated heads of terms and expects to finalise the supply agreement some time in the first half of 2022.

The company’s contribution to the GreenH2Atlantic project will be to bring its Augmented McLyzer electrolysis system, which can convert electricity into more than 41 tonnes of hydrogen per day, McPhy said.

The hydrogen production facility will be located in the area of a coal-fired plant in Sines, and will be directly connected to a local solar and wind hybrid farm, French utility Engie said in a separate statement.

Construction of the electrolysis plant could start in 2023, with operation seen to commence in 2025, subject to clearance by relevant authorities.

Once up and running, the plant will produce hydrogen for local industrial players, such as refineries, gas grid injection and other uses.

(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.130)

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