Iberdrola, ACE Terminal and Hynetwork services forge plan for Spanish-Dutch hydrogen corridor
Iberdrola, ACE Terminal and Hynetwork Services have signed two agreements to bolster the establishment of the green hydrogen maritime corridor between Spain and the Netherlands.
The agreements were signed on 13 June when the Executive Chairman of Iberdrola, Ignacio Galan, received His Majesty the King of the Netherlands at the Puertollano plant.
Through this new partnership, Iberdrola aims to transport green ammonia to ACE Terminal’s import facilities in the Port of Rotterdam, to handle and store, and convert ammonia into green hydrogen, for end use in industry, or direct use in shipping and other industries in northwestern Europe.
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Transport and distribution will be carried out through the Dutch national hydrogen network of Gasunie’s subsidiary Hynetwork Services in the European market to customers in the chemical, steel, refining and fertilizer industries.
Iberdrola further explained that these entities are established in clusters such as those in Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Zeeland and Chemelot in the Netherlands and northwestern Europe.
Last December, Iberdrola reached an agreement with the Port of Rotterdam to export green hydrogen and its derivatives to the Netherlands and now takes a step forward in its commitment to promote the decarbonisation of industrial consumers in northern Europe with the newly signed agreements.
Ignacio Galán said: “When we talk about green hydrogen, we are not talking about promises, we are talking about reality and it demonstrates Iberdrola’s commitment to new technologies and our country, as we have been doing for many years. We remain firmly committed to the Single Energy Market as the best way to promote the huge investments needed if we want a secure, clean and competitive energy industry.
“The current facilities in Puertollano are in the first phase and, in the future, we aim to multiply the capacity of the plant ten times. In addition, a few days ago, we also signed a contract to sell ammonia that we will produce in Huelva, more than 100,000 tons per year. We have planned investments in this sector of more than 3 billion euros, of which more than half will come to Spain.”
Helmie Botter, Hydrogen Business Development Manager at Gasunie, added: “With this agreement, we are strengthening the hydrogen corridor between Spain and the Netherlands. Through import logistics hubs, such as the Port of Rotterdam, and the national hydrogen network of Hynetwork Services, a subsidiary of Gasunie, to bring green hydrogen to European industrial users, the Netherlands is positioning itself to become the gateway for Northwest Europe with hydrogen.”