Enel Green Power Italia and Fincantieri agreed to explore collaboration of an integrated solution for the production, supply, management and use of green hydrogen for port areas and long-range maritime transport.
Both companies will collaborate to supply green hydrogen to naval, submarine and surface vessels and industrial users within the port area, including the necessary infrastructure such as storage. Both will also collaborate in the design and development of a system for managing energy flows, including through the involvement of other companies from the respective groups.
The partners will use Enel’s Eugenio Montale power plant in La Spezia, Liguria region, in Italy will be used as an initial test site for the activities covered by the agreement, thus launching a sustainable energy transition path for the site.
Carlo Zorzoli, Head of Business Development for Enel Green Power, said, “The signing of this agreement represents a further step forward in Enel Green Power’s commitment to collaborating with operators interested in developing solutions for the use of green hydrogen in sectors where electrification is not possible.”
Laura Luigia Martini, Executive VP Corporate Business Development of Fincantieri, said: “The European goal of carbon neutrality by 2050 requires the creation of an industrial eco-system on which Fincantieri has been working concretely for some time through a series of operational agreements with the major Italian players for the realisation of complex projects in a short time.”
The Enel Group has started studying new business models that include the supply of green hydrogen for the decarbonisation of industrial sectors, with partnerships and projects already being developed in Italy, Chile, the US and Spain.