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HyDeal Espana picks basic design partners for Spanish green hydrogen hub



Green hydrogen joint venture (JV) HyDeal Espana has selected three companies to design the solar-to-hydrogen systems for its planned huge renewable hydrogen hub in Spain.


The JV, unveiled in February, plans to build 9.5 GW of solar farms and 7.4 GW of electrolysers in northern Spain by 2030 to produce competitive hydrogen for an industrial complex in Asturias. It was formed by steel maker ArcelorMittal SA (AMS:MT), Spanish gas TSO Enagas SA (BME:ENG), fertiliser producer Grupo Fertiberia and Madrid-based hydrogen specialist DH2 Energy, with the initiative stemming from the HyDeal Ambition industry platform.


HyDeal Espana today said it has picked France’s VINCI Construction, in partnership with Cobra IS now part of VINCI Group, Spanish energy services company Tecnicas Reunidas and PowerChina Guizhou Engineering Co Ltd to deliver the technical design, architecture and supply chain of the first HyDeal Espana plants. Their work will be based on pre-agreed engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) cost targets.


The three firms will be supported by Spain-based TSK as Owner’s Engineer. They are expected to present initial technical and economic proposals this year. HyDeal Espana will then validate the final EPC companies that will carry out the subsequent design engineering project (FEED) and project execution (EPC) phases.


The hub is to start production by the end of 2025 and to supply about 150,000 tonnes of green hydrogen per year from 2026, rising to 330,000 tonnes in 2030.


“We are proud to be supported by four world-class EPC firms which share our objective to deliver mass-scale competitive green hydrogen in a record time,” said Thierry Lepercq, executive chairman of the joint venture and spokesperson for HyDeal Ambition. “This is a resounding vote of confidence for the HyDeal model and excellent news for all energy users, in Spain and beyond, which are seeking secure and competitive alternatives to fossil fuels at a critical time on energy markets,” added Lepercq.

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