A consortium of 13 companies, including Efacec and research partners was selected by the European Commission as part of the Green Deal to develop a green hydrogen production at 100 MW scale in Sines, Portugal

Under the name GreenH2Atlantic, the renewable hydrogen production project in Sines will be developed by a consortium composed by 13 entities, including companies such as EDP, Galp, ENGIE, Bondalti, Martifer, Vestas Wind Systems A/S, 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 €30 million grant will help 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 authorisations by the authorities.

The 100 MW electrolyser will be composed of innovative, scalable and fast-cycling 8 MW modules to overcome bottlenecks such as efficiency, size, lifetime and flexibility. Other innovative features include the interface system composed of an advanced management system which is required to enable the project’s direct connection to a local hybrid renewable power plant (solar and wind).

Efacec selected to develop 100 MW electrolysis platform in Portugal

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’ centred in Sines, GreenH2Atlantic will significantly contribute to the sustainability goals of the region and Portugal, providing an important contribution to the European energy roadmap.

Efacec’s contribution is based on the innovation that it brings to the value chain of this project, which is disruptive at a European level, and which will include the development and supply of an energy conversion platform, taking advantage of Efacec’s competences in power and control electronics, engineering and systems integration.

Through this project, the Portuguese company reinforces its commitment to building a more sustainable future and reiterates its commitment to bringing know-how and innovation to the development of green products and solutions that respond to the major global challenges.

Note: The project GreenH2Atlantic has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement nº 101036908.

About Efacec

With a comprehensive presence in the Energy, Mobility and Environment value chain, Efacec operates as a supplier of solutions and integrated EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) systems and O&M (Operations & Maintenance) service partner.  Efacec is present in strategic markets such as Europe, the United States, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East, the Maghreb and Sub-Saharan Africa.

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