Wood has been selected as the Owner’s Engineer for an 84,000 tonne per year green hydrogen project in Spain.
The global consulting and engineering company will lead as a technical authority of the Catalina Project, including technology selection, preliminary studies, front end engineering and design (FEED), and EPC tendering support.
The project is expected to combine 1.5GW of wind and solar energy to power a 500MW electrolyser. It is headed up by a consortium led by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), through its Copenhagen Infrastructure Energy Transition Fund I K/S.
The hydrogen will be supplied to support the demand of local, regional and national industries, and more specifically, to decarbonise hard-to-abate sectors, such as the fertiliser and petrochemical. The hydrogen is anticipated to provide 15% of Spain’s current demand.
The country is currently targeting 11GW of green hydrogen production by 2030, as laid out in its Energy and Climate Plan.
With the project underway, Wood will provide the engineering services all through the Catalina Project’s development, through its consulting and projects teams in Spain and the UK.
Wood’s President of Process and Chemicals Projects, Giuseppe Zuccaro, claimed the project is “setting a global standard for large-scale green hydrogen production projects,” and will use the company’s strong engineering presence in the Spanish region.
He told H2 View exclusively, “[Wood] will bring that extensive expertise to the Catalina Project alongside our track record of delivering large-scale, high-complexity capital projects. As Owner’s Engineer, we will work on behalf our our client as technical authority on the project as well as assisting with technology selection, project management and tendering.”
Zuccaro added, “Catalina will expand our hydrogen portfolio and consolidate our reputation as a partner of choice for hydrogen production and industrial decarbonisation projects.”
Wood has previously carried our pre-FEED studies for SGN’s planned hydrogen network projects in Scotland and southern England.
The Catalina project was first announced in 2022 by CIP in partnership with, Enagás, Naturgy, Fertiberia, and Vestas.
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