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500MW green hydrogen project to be developed in Spain

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has formed a partnership to develop a 500MW green hydrogen project in Spain.

For this, CIP is leading a consortium of partners with Enagas, Naturgy, Fertiberia and Vestas.

The partners have informed that the first phase of Project Catalina has reached an advanced stage of development. The project aims to develop 5GW of combined wind and solar in Aragon and produce green hydrogen through an electrolyser.

According to the consortium, Catalina Phase 1 project will "comprise 1.7GW of wind and solar energy facilities as well as a 500MW electrolyser." The construction is planned to start at the end of 2023.

A report mentioned, "The pioneering green hydrogen and green ammonia GW-scale project aims to bring the abundant renewable resources of Aragon to the industrial consumption points on the Spanish eastern coast."

Once the project comes into full operation, it is expected to produce enough green hydrogen to supply 30% of Spain’s current hydrogen demand. Annually, the initial 500MW electrolyser will be capable of producing over 40,000 tonnes of green hydrogen, the project authorities informed.

CIP partner Søren Toftgaard was quoted in a report,

“I am very proud to announce Project Catalina, a pioneering initiative in Europe for the large-scale production of green hydrogen and green ammonia."

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