Start of construction of a green hydrogen plant on the site of the CEMEX plant in Lloseta
Power to Green Hydrogen Mallorca (P2GH2M), the consortium led by ACCIONA and Enagás in which CEMEX and IDAE participate, has started construction of the first of its two photovoltaic plants in Lloseta, which marks the start of construction of the first plant in green hydrogen in Spain at the CEMEX plant in Lloseta.
This photovoltaic installation will have 16,660 solar panels with a capacity of 8.59 MWp and a production of 13,516 MWh / year. The other plant, located in the city of Petra, will begin construction shortly and will have 12,740 solar panels with a capacity of 6.5 MWp and an annual production of 10,819 MWh / year.
The two solar installations will produce renewable electricity to power the Lloseta hydrogen production plant, which will produce more than 300 t of 100% green hydrogen per year.
It is estimated that the work of each photovoltaic plant will be completed within six months from its commissioning and that during the construction phase of the plant and the 15 kV line, necessary for the transmission of energy, 80 workers will be employed. in each installation, with priority given to workers affected by the 2019 ERE of the Lloseta cement plant.
In the construction of the power plants, the participation of local companies is also foreseen, and for some, the service contracts have already been established for the realization of the topography, the execution of the lines to inject the energy of the plants into the network and civil works, deforestation and tree management, and installation of irrigation or provision of construction equipment.
The construction of photovoltaic plants will be carried out following the protocols of good practice in the construction of renewable installations of ACCIONA to guarantee safety, the minimum impact on public spaces and the restoration and recovery of soil and biodiversity of the site. and its surroundings.
The two factories will be surrounded by plantations of vegetation native to the land where the facilities are located, in order to promote landscape integration and preserve the natural heritage. To this end, a plan has been drawn up for the adequate management of existing trees, which allows both their conservation, relocation or transplantation and, ultimately, their sustainable management by a local company. In the case of the Petra plant, the actions will also include the cleaning and regeneration of the land previously occupied by a motocross circuit and specific protection measures for the Mediterranean turtle.
The two factories will be accompanied by a shared use project with breeders in the region, which will allow the land on which they are located to be used as a grazing area for herds of sheep.
Likewise, an innovative agrovoltaic project will be undertaken in the vicinity of the Petra photovoltaic power plant, on plots belonging to the Institut d’Innovació Empresarial de les Illes Balears (IDI) and made available to the project. The action provides for the adaptation of plots for crops and the installation of photovoltaic systems to supply the energy needs for the agricultural use of the land, as well as the creation of a greenhouse or irrigation.
The construction of the renewable hydrogen production plant via Power to Green Hydrogen Mallorca is at the heart of the European Green Hysland project, coordinated by Enagás and promoted by CEMEX, ACCIONA and IDAE, in which Redexis will also be present through its distribution networks. . This project aims to deploy the infrastructure necessary for the development of a renewable hydrogen ecosystem in Mallorca and has 10 million euros in funds via the FCH JU (Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking). Green Hysland is made up of 30 partners from 11 countries, nine from the European Union, in addition to Chile and Morocco.
Green hydrogen will have multiple applications on the island, such as supplying fuel to fleets of buses and fuel cell vehicles through a gas station or hydrogenerator, producing heat and power for commercial buildings and public or auxiliary power supply to ferries. and port operations.
In addition, part of this green hydrogen will be injected into the gas infrastructures that the company Redexis has deployed on the island and, thanks to a Guarantee of Origin System developed by ACCIONA with blockchain technology, it will reduce emissions. in the use of natural gas.
The European Green Hysland initiative foresees a total investment of around 50 million euros, including the production of renewable electricity, the green hydrogen plant, its transport and distribution, and the equipment for its end uses.
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