Plans have been unveiled for a brand-new electrolysis plant that is set to produce approximately 500 tonnes of green hydrogen annually in Quintero Bay, Chile.

Enagás, ACCIONA Energía and GNL Quintero have joined forces on the $30m development that will offer hydrogen as an alternative energy source as Chile strives to cut emissions.

To be located at the GNL Quintero regasification terminal, the plant will have a normal power of 10MW which will be gradually increasing depending on demand for green hydrogen in the area.

Commenting on the development, José Antonio de las Heras, Country Manager of Enagás im Chile, said, “This project represents another step forward in our commitment to renewable gases (green hydrogen and biomethane) as an energy vector for the future and allows us to showcase our experience as an infrastructure company.

“We are convinced that Chile has unique competitive factors that will allow it to play a key role in the development of green hydrogen, and therefore, we are fully committed to the project.”

José Escobar, General Manager of ACCIONA Energía’s South American operations, added, “We are very excited about the joint labour we are undertaking through this project.

“We have the necessary strengths to turn this project into the launch pad for green hydrogen production in Chile, to which we will contribute with our international experience in sustainable energy production and in the development of resilient infrastructure.”