Stargate to deliver electrolyser for demonstration project in Gran Canaria

Stargate Hydrogen Solutions has been awarded a €3 million grant from the European Commission for the delivery of an electrolyser that will play a vital role in a Horizon Europe offshore wind energy project aiming to demonstrate the complete green hydrogen value chain on the Canary Islands.

Coordinated by the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN), the project will utilize renewable energy from a 6 MW offshore wind facility to produce green hydrogen using a marinized high-efficiency electrolysis unit. A 1 MW Gateway series electrolyser from Stargate will be installed in the onshore hydrogen production plant at the PLOCAN site on Gran Canaria. The generated green hydrogen and oxygen will be used at the local hospital complex. The production of green hydrogen in maritime environments is still in its technological infancy, with only a handful of demonstration projects ongoing in Europe.

The grant awarded to Stargate covers the delivery and installation of the company’s  1 MW electrolyser system that includes Stargate Stellar series stacks as well as H2/O2 compression and storage equipment.

Stargate CTO, Rainer Küngas, said: “Stargate looks forward to delivering our Gateway series electrolyser specifically developed for maritime applications. Being part of this important demonstration project brings Stargate to the technological forefront of the rapidly developing field of maritime electrolysis, paving the way for future on-shore and off-shore installations.”

In addition to Stargate, the project consortium includes the following partners: ESTEYCO, NeoDyne, 2G Solutions, ICoRSA, CMC, SCS, GOBCAN, SPLP, and EMEC as an associated partner. The consortium is committed to engaging relevant stakeholders and developing replicable models for future commercial use of green hydrogen, with potential adoption on other Canary Islands and in other maritime locations.

The five-year project will commence on 1 September 2023. The total budget is €13 million, with €10.7 million being provided by the European Union.

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