First green hydrogen shipping corridor connecting Algeciras to Rotterdam Ship’s crew

Cepsa and Yara Clean Ammonia have entered into a strategic partnership to create the first green hydrogen maritime corridor between the ports of Algeciras and Rotterdam.

As part of the partnership, Yara Clean Ammonia will become a partner in the Andalusian Green Hydrogen Valley project in Cadiz, Spain, near the port of Algeciras, where Cepsa is building a new green ammonia plant. The plant is the largest green ammonia project in Europe with an annual production capacity of up to 750,000 tons and reduces CO2 emissions by up to 3 million tons.

The project is expected to create 3,300 jobs and a new market in Algeciras for green ammonia, a green hydrogen-derived product used as a sustainable marine fuel and carrier of green hydrogen for its transport.

As feedstock, the plant will use green hydrogen produced by Cepsa and EDP at the 1GW plant in Campo de Gibraltar.

As part of the partnership, Yara Clean Ammonia will also supply Cepsa with green ammonia, giving the Spanish energy producer a head start in building the green hydrogen corridor and establishing itself with industrial and marine customers in Rotterdam and central Europe.

Yara Clean Ammonia, a member of Yara International, has its largest ammonia and fertilizer plant in the Netherlands, located in Sluiskil on the Ghent-Terneuzen Canal, a major deep sea waterway leading to the North Sea.

His Majesty King Felipe VI attended the signing ceremony. of Spain and His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands. It highlighted the collaboration between the two countries to accelerate the transition to net-carbon energy and achieve Europe’s energy independence.

Cepsa also announced the signing of an agreement with Dutch company Gasunie, ensuring access to its green hydrogen transport network in the Netherlands. This will connect the port of Rotterdam with other European industrial centers in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium as part of the Delta Corridor project.

These agreements will help strengthen the development of the Andalusian Green Hydrogen Valley project with 2 GW of electrolysis capacity and a total investment of 3 billion euros.

“Today’s agreements are a crucial step towards the long-term viability of Andalusia’s Green Hydrogen Valley and the implementation of the first sustainable fuels maritime corridor that will connect southern and northern Europe,” said Maarten Wetselaar, CEO of Cepsa. “Green hydrogen and its derivatives are the fastest, most viable and most competitive solution to accelerate the energy transition in heavy transport and ensure energy independence in Europe.”

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