Green Hydrogen Route To Be Developed Between Portugal And The Netherlands
24 December 2022
The ports of Sines and Rotterdam have signed a MoU relevant to the project H2Sines. On a unit near Sines, RDAM plans to manufacture green hydrogen, liquefy it, and ship it to Rotterdam using a special liquid hydrogen transporter. REN, Port of Sines, Port of Rotterdam, Gasunie, and ABN AMRO are supporting partners of the project in addition to ENGIE, Shell, Vopak, and Anthony Vede. The new pact comes after the governments of Portugal and the Netherlands signed an MoU in 2020 to establish vital marine hydrogen corridors.
In addition to the H2Sines.RDAM project, the ports of Sines and Rotterdam have been collaborating on the MAGPIE Project sMArt Green Ports for Integrated Efficient multimodal mobility, a call placed under the European Green Deal Horizon 2020. By 2028, the first shipment of liquid hydrogen is expected to be delivered from Sines to Rotterdam. For heavy transportation, hydrogen will be the fuel.
The port is also establishing the first green hydrogen supply network between two of Europe's major ports, Rotterdam and Algeciras, with the Spanish energy provider Cepsa at the same time. By 2027, the trade channel is projected to be operational.