A Coruña, Spain (PortSEurope) July 16, 2021 – The Board of Directors of A Coruña port held a session in which the President, Martín Fernández Prado, reported on the new impulse to project A Green Port with the request submitted by Enerfín to build a plant of green hydrogen in Punta Langosteira, as well as the progress in the link railway and the situation in
which the process of transformation of the quays. Among the items on the agenda, the 2020 accounts and audit report were approved, and both modifications were given the green light in two Inland port concessions. Fernández Prado highlighted that, after Inditex’s request to install three wind turbines in Langosteira to produce renewable energy, with an investment of €30 million euros, Enerfín presented a project to enable a green hydrogen plant. The objective for the Outer Port to become the first in Spain to be 100% self-sufficient with renewable energy and that it contributes to the energy transition from its surroundings. In accordance with the Elecnor subsidiary project, the plant, called “GREEN H2 Langosteira ”, will be operational in 2023 and will produce hydrogen through electrolysis from renewable electricity and water molecules generated on-site, and will have a refueling station for vehicles at hydrogen. The installation positions the Port Exterior as one of the first ports in Europe to integrate a generation and a refueling station, leading to a significant reduction in the emission of greenhouse gases. The initiatives of Inditex and Enerfín are joined by those of other prominent companies that also announced that they are joining the Green Port, while addressing the expansion of its facilities, such as Repsol, TMGA, Galigrain and Pérez Torres. The oil company is also making progress in the construction of the pipeline that will join Langosteira with the Refinery, with the anticipation of transferring the discharges of crude oil in August 2022. The directors approved the 2020 accounts, which confirm the forecasts economics already advanced as a result of the fall in traffic due to of the health crisis, in addition to the decarbonization of the economy and the of electrointensive industries. In the concessions chapter, the directors approved two modifications relating to the inland port. Thus, the ten-year extension of the term was authorized of the TMGA concession on the west Centennial pier, dedicated to the movement of general merchandise, so that it is extended until 2036. In addition the expansion of the area used by Fomento de Iniciativas was approved Nautical in As Ánimas, to incorporate 147 square meters that will facilitate the use of these facilities, and those adjacent to the Real Club Náutico, by of the users of both entities. Source: Autoridad Portuaria de A Coruña (APC – A Coruña Port Authority) Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.