The Spanish energy company Iberdrola wants to export green ammonia to the Netherlands and supply it to its European customers as hydrogen through the planned facilities from ACE Terminal in the port of Rotterdam and Gasunie's national hydrogen network. To establish this green hydrogen chain from Spain to the Netherlands, ACE Terminal, Iberdrola and Gasunie’s subsidiary Hynetwork Services signed letters of intent.
The joint declarations were signed at the Iberdrola hydrogen plant in Portollano, Spain, in the presence of King Willem-Alexander, Spanish King Felipe and Minister Rob Jetten for Energy and Climate.
Walter Moone (President New Energies & LNG Vopak), Cees van Gent (CEO of HES International) and Ulco Vermeulen (Executive Board of Gasunie) of the ACE Terminal project partners were present and are delighted that Iberdrola has chosen the open access terminal to receive, store and distribute ammonia as a carrier of green hydrogen. Together with Iberdrola, ACE Terminal takes a significant step in establishing the hydrogen value chain between Spain and the Netherlands.
Minister Rob Jetten for Energy and Climate said: 'To achieve a climate-neutral energy system and a sustainable industry, the Netherlands and Europe have great hydrogen ambitions. International cooperation is essential to develop the hydrogen market and the infrastructure it requires. Within the EU, Spain has huge opportunities and is therefore one of our key hydrogen partners. Ultimately, it is the companies that really have to do it. It is important that this is already happening and that Dutch and Spanish companies make agreements with each other on the supply of green hydrogen.'
Read the full press release here.