Portugal: Green Hydrogen McPhy to Develop 100 MW Electrolysis Plant for GreenH2Atlantic Project

Source: Press release

McPhy’s innovative electrolysis technology ‘Augmented McLyzer’ will be used for the 100-MW electrolysis plant in Sines, Portugal which forms a part of the mega GreenH2Atlantic project. The electrolysis platform is expected to supply green hydrogen for industrial as well as energy applications and will also help in the decarbonization of Europe.

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The 100 MW electrolyzer will be composed of innovative, scalable and fast-cycling 8 MW modules.
The 100 MW electrolyzer will be composed of innovative, scalable and fast-cycling 8 MW modules.
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La Motte-Fanjas/France – McPhy has been selected as preferred supplier to equip, in Sines, Portugal, the GreenH2Atlantic project with a 100 MW electrolysis plant. Heads of terms have been negotiated and supply agreement expected to be finalized during the first semester 2022. The project aims to demonstrate the viability of green hydrogen on a scale of unprecedented production and technological application.

Under the name GreenH2Atlantic, the renewable hydrogen production project in Sines will be developed by a consortium composed of 13 entities, including companies such as EDP, Galp, Engie, Bondalti, Martifer, Vestas Wind Systems, McPhy and Efacec, and academic and research partners such as ISQ, Inesc-TEC, DLR and CEA, in addition to a public-private cluster, Axelera.

GreenH2Atlantic was one of the three projects selected by the Horizon 2020 – Green Deal Call to demonstrate the viability of green hydrogen production on an unprecedented scale. The 34-million-dollar grant will help to finance the construction of the hydrogen plant, located in the coal-fired power plant area in Sines. The construction should start in 2023 and operation is expected to begin in 2025, subject to securing the necessary authorizations by the authorities.

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McPhy has been selected as preferred partner, with its innovative electrolysis technology ‘Augmented McLyzer’ which will convert green electricity by electrolysis into more than 41 tons of clean hydrogen per day. This 100 MW electrolyzer will be composed of innovative, scalable and fast-cycling 8 MW modules designed, manufactured and integrated by McPhy. The electrolysis platform is to supply green hydrogen for industrial (refinery) and energy (injection in the gas grid) uses, upscaling the link between renewables and industry, mobility and energy applications.

Green hydrogen is expected to become one of the pillars of economic growth, for it is a decisive energy vector in the decarbonization process for the main sectors of the economy. This project will enable the transition of a former coal-fired power plant into an innovative renewable hydrogen production hub, in alignment with Europe’s decarbonization and energy transition strategies.

With the creation of a ‘hydrogen valley’ centered in Sines, GreenH2Atlantic will significantly contribute to the sustainability goals of the region and Portugal and will provide an important contribution to the European energy roadmap.

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