Technip Energies awarded EPsCm contract for green hydrogen unit at Galp Sines Refinery

Technip Energies has been awarded Engineering, Procurement Services and Construction Management contracts by Galp for green hydrogen and biofuels units at its Sines refinery, aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of the refinery and its products.

The green hydrogen unit, composed of a 100 MW electrolysis plant, will produce up to 15 ktpa of renewable hydrogen, using proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyzers, which will be supplied by Plug Power. This unit will enable the replacement of approximately 20% of the Sines refinery’s current grey hydrogen consumption and result in a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by about 110 ktpa.

The advanced biofuels unit, promoted by the joint venture of Galp (75%) and Mitsui (25%), will have a capacity of 270 ktpa and will produce renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from bio-feedstock and waste residues, allowing Galp to avoid about 800 ktpa of greenhouse gas emissions. For this unit, Technip Energies will work in consortium with Technoedif Engenharia, a large engineering firm in Portugal, to complete the EPsCm project.

Both units represent a gross investment estimated at €650 million and will transform the Sines refinery into one of the most important low-carbon platforms in Portugal.

Marco Villa, Chief Operating Officer of Technip Energies, commented: “The Final Investment Decision for these two important projects is a major step taken by Galp to transform the refining industry in Portugal. Technip Energies, who has been supporting Galp strategy since the early phases of those two projects, is now delighted to be selected as a partner for the execution phase of both. This investment is another example of how Technip Energies enables the decarbonization of the energy industry through collaboration, innovation and technology integration.”

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