The project is included in the “La Coruña Green Port” initiative, launched by the La Coruña Port Authority. The plant, which is planned to be operative by the end of 2023, will produce hydrogen by electrolysis using water molecules and renewable electricity which is generated in situ.
Enerfín, an Elecnor subsidiary, has presented an application to the Port Authority for the concession to build and operate a green hydrogen production plant in the Outer Port of La Coruña, in Punta Langosteira, called “GREEN H2 Langosteira”.
The plant, which is planned to be operative by the end of 2023, will produce hydrogen by electrolysis using water molecules and renewable electricity which is generated in situ and will include a refuelling station for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
The hydrogen produced will have several applications, such as the transportation of heavy-duty vehicles and port machinery using fuel cells, or industrial processes, all of which will achieve a significant reduction in the emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
The project is included in the “La Coruña Green Port” initiative, launched by the La Coruña Port Authority, which hopes to become a decarbonisation hub and reference point for the supply of green H2 in the region.
The plant will position the La Coruña Outer Port as one of the most important ports in Europe by including a renewable hydrogen production plant and refuelling station in its installations.
Enerfín presented the project last December in the Expression of Interest launched by the Spanish Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge with a view to collecting hydrogen projects. In October 2020, the government published the “Hydrogen Roadmap” in which it established the objectives regarding production capacity, refuelling and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in the years to come.
Enerfín is 100% owned by the Elecnor Group, with over 20 years’ experience in the promotion, development, construction and operation of renewable energy projects, both nationally and internationally. At present, it has 1,227 MW of wind power in operation, in Spain (495 MW), Brazil (632 MW) and Canada (100 MW) producing 3,500 GWh/year, capable of supplying 1.5 million homes and avoiding the release of 656,000 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere.
Additionally, it has a project portfolio in different stages of development involving over 5,000 MW. Specifically, in Galicia Enerfín has extensive experience in wind farm construction and operation, where noteworthy projects are (i) the Serras Faro-Farelo wind complex, located in the municipalities of Pontevedra and Lugo, with nominal power of 128 MW, and which at the time of its construction (2005-2006) was the largest wind farm complex in Europe and has already been in operation for over 15 years, and (ii) the Malpica Wind Park, located in the municipality of Malpica de Bergantiños, in the province of La Coruña, with nominal power of 16.5 MW, which has been in operation since 1997 and was repowered in 2017.