Técnicas Reunidas wins engineering contract for hydrogen plant in Spain

The Spanish engineering company Técnicas Reunidas has been awarded an engineering contract for the development of a large-scale green hydrogen generation plant to be built in Andorra, Teruel, Spain.

The contract includes the plant configuration study, the preparation of relevant technical documentation for permits, and a full cost estimate.

The first stage of the awarded Catalina project, undertaken by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), in partnership with Enagás Renovable, Naturgy, and Fertiberia, consists of the development of a 500 MW green hydrogen generation plant.

In the second phase of the project, the green hydrogen production capacity is expected to increase to 2 GW. To note, this production is supposed to cover 30% of Spain’s current demand for green hydrogen.

According to Técnicas Reunidas, the hydrogen produced at the plant will be transported via a pipeline 221 kilometres (km) long to major industrial customers in the Mediterranean area, including a newly built, state-of-the-art green ammonia plant with an annual production capacity of up to 247,000 tonnes, as well as to other refining facilities and tile companies.

To note, the first phase is expected to begin operations in 2027, and Técnicas Reunidas said that it is estimated that in the first stage, Catalina will contribute to the avoidance of almost 0.4 million tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.

José Gómez-Arroyo, Catalina Project Director, stated: “Catalina is a first-of-a-kind large-scale green hydrogen project that will contribute enormously to the energy transition and emissions avoidance of Spanish industry, and to European energy independence.”

“We are happy to announce our partnership with Técnicas Reunidas and we look forward to working with them in the next phase of Catalina’s development.”

Gonzalo Pardo, Commercial Director for Power and the Energy Transition of Técnicas Reunidas, stressed: “This contract is yet another example of our company’s firm commitment to projects related to energy transition and decarbonisation as it adds to the long list of initiatives that we have been developing for three years in relation to green hydrogen, the circular economy, and carbon capture.”

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