France-based Technip Energies has been awarded Engineering, Procurement Services and Construction Management (EPsCm) contracts by Galp for an advanced biofuels unit and a green hydrogen unit for its Sines refinery in Portugal. Both projects are part of Galp’s program to reduce the carbon footprint of the refinery and its products.

The Biofuel And Green Hydrogen Projects:

The advanced biofuels unit is promoted by the joint venture of Galp (75 %) and Mitsui (25 %). The unit will have a 270 ktpa capacity and will produce renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel from bio-feedstock and waste residues. It will reduce 800 ktpa of greenhouse gas emissions. For this unit, Technip Energies will work in consortium with Technoedif Engenharia, an engineering firm in Portugal.

The green hydrogen unit comprises a 100 MW electrolysis plant. It will produce up to 15 ktpa of renewable hydrogen, using Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) electrolyzers which will be supplied by Plug Power. This unit will replace 20 % of the existing grey hydrogen consumption of the Sines refinery and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 110 ktpa.

Both units represent a gross investment estimated at 650 million euros and will transform the Sines refinery into one of the most important low-carbon platforms in Portugal.


Marco Villa, Chief Operating Officer, Technip Energies, said, “Technip Energies, has been supporting Galp strategy since the early phases of the biofuels and the green hydrogen projects. We are delighted to be selected as a partner for the execution phase of both. This investment is another example of how Technip Energies enables the decarbonization of the energy industry through collaboration, innovation, and technology integration.”

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