The pilot project will establish the first commercial hub of green hydrogen in Andalucía, located at the Poligono Industrial Isla industrial site in Dos Hermanas, a city district of Sevilla. H-TEC SYSTEMS will to deliver the electrolyzer in September 2024, with the overall construction of the site expected to be finalized by Q3 2024.
The HUB LA ISLA H2 project will explore various applications for green hydrogen, including power-to-mobility, power-to-industry, and power-to-gas, within the 4 to 20 MW range. In its initial phase, known as ‘Phase 1 Power-to-Mobility’, the project will utilize an H-TEC SYSTEMS PEM electrolyzer to produce 1 MW of green hydrogen. This hydrogen is intended for use in mobility applications, such as fueling light and heavy vehicles, as well as industrial mobility uses, e.g., fueling forklift trucks. A key component of this phase includes the construction and operation of a hydrogen refueling station (with dual dispensers at 350 bar and 700 bar) alongside the deployment of hydrogen tube trailer vehicles.
During this initial phase, SailH2, with the support of Agencia IDAE through the Moves Singulares II grant, will integrate 1 MW of electrolysis power with 1.5 MW of photovoltaic power generated at a nearby PV plant. The hydrogen production facility, employing the PEM electrolyzer, will produce up to 136 tons of green hydrogen annually, which is expected to reduce CO2 emissions in the region by more than 3,500 tons. Following the successful completion of Phase 1 in 2025, Phase 2 will focus on the production and distribution of 680 tons of hydrogen to aid in decarbonizing local industrial production processes, using an electrolysis capacity of 5 MW.
Eduardo Almagro, CEO of SailH2 and CEO of H2Green La Isla, commented: “We chose the ME450 PEM electrolyzer for our project because it is a proven product with best-in-class performance that eliminates the risk of power supply fluctuations in our project. With its strong technology and service capacities through the international service network of MAN, H-TEC SYSTEMS is the most competent and reliable partner for the next phases of our project.