Saipem to take part in green hydrogen hub creation in Italy

Oil&Gas Materials 5 March 2021 11:04 (UTC +04:00)
Saipem to take part in green hydrogen hub creation in Italy

BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 5

By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:

Saipem and Alboran Hydrogen have agreed on joint development and the construction of five plants for the production of green hydrogen through the electrolysis process, Trend reports citing the company.

According to the memorandum of understanding signed between the two companies, three of those plants will be in Italy and the other two in the Mediterranean basin.

In particular, as a global solution provider in the energy and infrastructure sector, Saipem will be engaged with the engineering, procurement and construction of the plants, as part of the development and eventual implementation activities.

Alboran Hydrogen, operating in the development of renewable projects, will take care to coordinate the technological aspects with the research institutes concerned, as well as of the authorization activities for the development of the plants, and of the supply chain agreements with the Research Centres, Bodies and Universities involved.

The agreement proposes the development and creation of a green hydrogen hub located in Puglia (Italy), through the construction of three plants in the territories of Brindisi, Taranto and Foggia with the participation of the National Energy Technology District, La Sapienza University, the Salento University and the Brindisi Research Center (Cittadella della Ricerca di Brindisi).

The agreement also provides for the development and the construction of two additional plants in the Mediterranean basin, specifically in Albania and Morocco. The latter will concern the production of ammonia from green hydrogen.


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