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Galp has awarded an advanced biofuels unit and a green hydrogen unit to Technip Energies for projects to reduce emissions at the Sines refinery.
Technip Energies has received engineering, procurement services, and construction management (EPsCm) contracts from Galp to produce a biofuels unit and a green hydrogen unit for the Portuguese Sines refinery.
“The final investment decision for these two projects is a major step taken by Galp to transform the refining industry in Portugal,” said Marco Villa, Chief Operating Officer of Technip Energies. “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.”
The biofuels unit will have a capacity of 270 ktpa, producing renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from biomass feedstock. It is comprised of a joint venture between Galp (75%) and Mitsui (25%), as Technip Energies collaborates with Technoedif Engenharia for the completion of the EPsCm project. A biomass-to-fuel plant will offset approximately 800 ktpa of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for Galp.
The green hydrogen unit, a 100-MW electrolysis plant, will produce up to 15 ktpa of renewable hydrogen through Plug Power’s proton membrane exchange (PEM) electrolyzers. Hydrogen production via electrolysis will replace approximately 20% of the current grey hydrogen usage at the Sines refinery, as well as reduce GHG emissions to the tune of 110 ktpa.
The biofuels and green hydrogen units total an approximate investment of £650 million.