Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that its subsidiary NextChem has
been awarded a Pre-FEED engineering services contract by MadoquaPower2X – the
Portuguese/Dutch/Danish consortium led by Madoqua Renewables along with CIP’s Energy
Transition Fund and Power2X to develop and operate an integrated renewable hydrogen and
green ammonia plant located in Sines, Portugal. The agreement was signed at Gastech at the
presence of H.E. João Galamba, Secretary of State for Environment and Energy –
Government of Portugal.
The purpose of the Pre-FEED engineering services includes early studies, technology and process
review, modularity and logistics analysis, front end loading of engineering required to undertake
the permitting and licensing for the project.
MadoquaPower2X will use renewable energy and 500 MW of electrolysis capacity to produce
annually 50,000 tons of green hydrogen along with green ammonia plant capacity of up to 500,000
kt/y with up to 600,000 t/y CO2 emissions avoided in this initial phase. It is the first project to be
installed at the future energy and technological hub of Sines with an industrial scale. The
consortium is committed to developing, installing and operating the project to the highest
environmental and safety standards. It will be located in Portugal, in the Sines industrial zone –
ZILS – and will generate economic growth with an activity classified as sustainable according to
the latest EU Taxonomy. The project is geared towards the set-up of an export energy carrier value
chain between the Port of Sines (Portugal) and Northwest European destinations.
João Galamba, Secretary of State for Environment and Energy – Government of Portugal:
“Climate neutrality by 2050 requires bold decisions on sustainable investments with a focus on
energy and climate goals, while allowing economic recovery and MadoquaPower2X in Sines is a good example of this. From ambition we moved to action, and we are pleased to witness this
important milestone for MadoquaPower2X and Maire Tecnimont, confirming the right path to meet
the goals we have set for energy transition. I congratulate the partners of this project for their
commitment and dedication”.
Alessandro Bernini, Chief Executive Officer of Maire Tecnimont Group and NextChem: “We
are proud of this agreement with MadoquaPower2X and CIP as it targets a project with a significant
impact on the renewable hydrogen-based economy in Europe. A project of this nature is a great
example of sustainable European energy security, connecting the renewable potential of Portugal
with Northern European energy infrastructure through green hydrogen”.
Rogaciano Rebelo, Chief Executive Officer – Madoqua Renewables: “We are excited to bring
Maire Tecnimont and NextChem on board to accelerate the licensing and engineering phases of
our project. Maire Tecnimont Group has 70 years of engineering excellence and delivered over
1,500 chemical and power plants globally, thereby demonstrating its capacity to engineer a
complex first of a kind large scale electrolysis-based ammonia project”.