The IMPSA metallurgical company will manufacture masts for the first green hydrogen project in Argentina
The Mendoza metallurgical IMPSA received the award of 17 masts and wind measurement instruments by the Australian company Fortescue Future Industries (FFI). The investment will be part of the first green hydrogen project in Argentina.
The masts, which will be exclusively for evaluation purposes, will be installed in the province of Río Negro and will allow the company to collect the necessary information to measure the quality and power of the winds, which are key data to later determine the future location of wind farms.
The intention of the Australian company is to install three parks in Río Negro with a total power of 2000 MW, which will be responsible for generating energy for the production of green hydrogen.
In November 2021, within the framework of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Glasgow (COP26), FFI announced an investment of 8.4 billion dollars for this project, with which it aims to produce 2.2 million tons of green hydrogen. “It is a pride to contribute to Argentina consolidating itself as a leader in renewable energies and we thank FFI for the trust in our company to carry out this project,” he said. Sergio Carobene, general manager of IMPSA.
FFI is a subsidiary firm of Fortescue Metals Group, an Australian mining company and the fourth largest producer of iron ore in the world. The company chose IMPSA to be a key supplier of the first green hydrogen project in Argentina, which seeks to generate more investment, exports and job opportunities.