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Maire Secures FEED Contract for Green Hydrogen and Ammonia Plant Integration in Portugal
Maire Secures FEED Contract for Green Hydrogen and Ammonia Plant Integration in Portugal

Maire Secures FEED Contract for Green Hydrogen and Ammonia Plant Integration in Portugal

  • 06-Feb-2024 5:31 PM
  • Journalist: Shiba Teramoto

MAIRE has announced that Tecnimont (Integrated E&C Solutions) has successfully secured a Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) contract from MadoquaPower2X. The contract aims to develop an integrated green hydrogen and green ammonia plant situated in the industrial zone of Sines, Portugal. MadoquaPower2X represents a consortium comprising Madoqua Renewables, Power2X, and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), facilitated through its Energy Transition Fund.

The ambitious project involves the production of green hydrogen utilizing alkaline-water electrolyzer technology and the simultaneous production of green ammonia via the Haber-Bosch process. The green ammonia will be conveyed through a pipeline to the Port of Sines, from where it will either be exported or utilized as maritime fuel.

Additionally, as part of the agreement, Tecnimont is set to propose an Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) plan for the subsequent construction activities of the plant. The Final Notice to Proceed is anticipated by March 22, 2024. This significant contract follows the successful completion of the Pre-FEED phase conducted by NextChem Tech, a subsidiary of MAIRE focusing on Sustainable Technology Solutions. The contract underscores MAIRE's strategic positioning as a leading provider of Integrated Technology and E&C solutions. Tecnimont, leveraging NextChem Tech's technological proficiency in hydrogen production and storage, is poised to contribute its EPC expertise to the project.

MadoquaPower2X is poised to harness renewable energy generated from solar and wind assets currently in development in Portugal. The project will utilize up to 500 MWs of electrolysis capacity to produce an impressive 1,200 metric tons per day (MTPD) of green ammonia. The facility in Sines, recognized as the largest industrial and logistic hub in the Iberian Peninsula, will set a precedent by producing clean energy at an industrial scale, adhering to the highest environmental and safety standards. The overarching goal of the project is to establish an export energy carrier value chain connecting the Port of Sines in Portugal with the Northwestern European Hub.

The project's commitment to utilizing renewable energy sources aligns with the global push towards sustainable practices. By combining solar and wind assets with advanced electrolyzer technology, MadoquaPower2X aims to drive the production of green ammonia at a scale that significantly contributes to reducing carbon footprints.

MAIRE's announcement of Tecnimont securing the FEED contract for the integrated green hydrogen and green ammonia plant in Portugal marks a pivotal step towards realizing clean energy initiatives. The collaboration with MadoquaPower2X, comprising key players in the renewable energy sector, underscores the commitment to leveraging cutting-edge technology for sustainable solutions. As the project progresses, it is anticipated to play a crucial role in establishing an export energy carrier value chain, contributing to the broader transition towards cleaner and greener industrial practices.

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