Fincantieri and Enel Green Power Italia have signed an MoU for the development of an integrated solution for the production, supply, management and use of green hydrogen for port areas and long-range maritime transport.
“The signing of this agreement represents a further step forward in Enel Green Power’s commitment to collaborating with operators interested in developing solutions for the use of green hydrogen in sectors where electrification is not possible, thus contributing to the energy transition process through the decarbonization of industrial activities,” commented Carlo Zorzoli, head of business development at Enel Green Power.
The two companies will evaluate the possibility of collaborating on the supply of green hydrogen to naval, submarine and surface vessels, and to industrial users within port areas, including the design and construction of the necessary infrastructure elements. This will include storage, where necessary, and the design and development of a system for the management of energy flows.
Laura Luigia Martini, CEO business advisor and EVP, corporate business development at Fincantieri, added, “The European goal of carbon neutrality by 2050 requires the creation of an industrial ecosystem on which Fincantieri has been working concretely for some time through a series of operational agreements with the major Italian players for the realization of complex projects in a short time. In this way, we proactively respond to the [European] Community demands that states must comply with, and also consolidate our leadership position in the process toward a more sustainable economy and society.”
Enel’s Eugenio Montale power plant in La Spezia (in Italy’s Liguria region) will be used as an initial test site for the activities covered by the agreement.