thyssenkrupp Uhde & Hive Energy: renewable ammonia in Spain

Click to learn more. thyssenkrupp will deliver pre-FEED for Hive Energy’s ALBAMED I project. Once complete, the project is expected to produce over 1 million tonnes of renewable hydrogen & ammonia in Albacete, Spain. Source: Hive Energy.

thyssenkrupp Uhde will carry out the pre-FEED stage of Hive Energy’s ALBAMED I renewable hydrogen & ammonia plant in Spain.

The ALBAMED I project is Hive Energy’s first ammonia project in Europe, and will be located in Albacete, Spain. The project will consist of 9 GW of wind and solar energy, powering 4GW of unspecified electrolysers. The project is expected to produce more than 1 million tonnes of renewable ammonia by 2030, with a focus on the European market.

The project’s first phase is expected to be operational by H2 2027, with FID by 2025. This will feature 800 MW of electrolysis capacity, powered by 1.1 GW solar PV and 284 MW of onshore wind energy.

So far, 20,000 ha of land have been secured and the project has been granted “priority” status by the regional govt of Castilla La Mancha. This may enable preferential permitting and administrative simplification. The pre-FEED was awarded following a techno-economic study for the facility, performed last year using thyssenkrupp Uhde’s proprietary RHAMFS® methodology.

We at thyssenkrupp Uhde are making a significant contribution to the green transformation. With our technologies and new partnerships like this one with Hive Energy Limited, we are building a sound business case for this groundbreaking green energy project. This marks another important step towards the sustainable and climate-friendly production of green ammonia.

Dr. Cord Landsmann, CEO thyssenkrupp Uhde, in his organisation’s official press release, 11 October 2023.

Hive’s mission is to implement sustainable and clean technologies to mitigate the impact of climate change. We look forward to progressing this project with world-class and equally climate-minded companies, like thyssenkrupp Uhde, to support the energy transition.

Shirvine Zhang, Head of Hydrogen and Hybrid Energy at Hive Energy Limited, in thyssenkrupp’s official press release, 11 October 2023.

ALBAMED I is part of multiple projects in Hive Energy’s pipeline. The UK-based company is also developing projects in Argentina, Chile, Turkiye and South Africa. The South Africa project was announced in January 2022 in partnership with Linde. It has an expected investment of $4.6 billion and generation capacity of 780,000 tonnes per year of solar-powered renewable ammonia for export.

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