Petronor (an independent oil and gas exploration company) and Sener (a private engineering and technology group) agreed to build an electrolyser plant in Bizkaia, Spain, with a proposed investment of around € 120 million (US$ 143 million). The construction of the plant will start this year, with operation starting by late 2022.
It is one of 34 projects which are proposed under the Basque Hydrogen Corridor (BH2C), including building three electrolysers based hydrogen production facilities. The Petronor plant would be a 2 MW plant that would supply renewable hydrogen to the Abanto Technology Park facilities.
The other electrolyser project includes a 10 MW plant to be developed by Petronor, EVE and Enagas, for planned operation by 2024 in the Port of Bilbao, feeding a synthetic fuel plant.
The third electrolyser plant would be 100 MW and is scheduled for 2025. It would help Petronor’s decarbonisation process and fulfil the needs of the Basque Hydrogen Corridor.
In late 2020, Sener partnered with a consortium (Nortegas, White Summit Capital, Bizkaia Energía and Castleton Commodities International) for developing a 20 MW hydrogen plant at Amorebieta, Spain, set for operation by 2022. The plan is to generate 1,500 tonnes/year of green hydrogen.