Catalina is a first-of-a-kind project, integrating 1.1 GW of wind and solar PV generation assets connected to a 500 MW electrolyser capable of producing over 84,000 tonnes of green hydrogen per year, a pipeline of 221 km with a storage capacity up to 300 tonnes and an ammonia plant with a producing capacity of 247,000 tonnes of green ammonia.
The project will contribute to the decarbonization target with the avoidance of more than 3.1 million tonnes of CO₂ emissions in the first ten years of operation. The total capital investment is EUR 2.35 bn and the project will enter in operation by December 2027.
The project uses an innovative energy management system (EMS) that enables the optimization of hydrogen production by electrolysis on an industrial scale. The combination of renewable generation assets, large scale electrolyser and a pipeline infrastructure will guarantee a constant hydrogen delivery to industries with limited flexibility.
Green hydrogen represents an important opportunity for Aragon region, which could boost the hydrogen industry and attract other industries that can benefit from renewable hydrogen at a competitive price.
The Catalina project has ensured its economic viability through agreements with Fertiberia, with the intention of supplying the hydrogen to replace consumption of grey ammonia in Sagunto.