The Port of Corpus Christi has joined the rising number of ports around the world seeking to be part of the emerging hydrogen infrastructure to support the maritime sector and other industries with a cleaner source of energy. The port will develop the infrastructure to produce hydrogen for use directly by the port and its customers.
As confirmation of its commitment, the Corpus Christi Port Authority has entered into an agreement with Ares Management, a California-based alternative investment manager that provides flexible capital for climate infrastructure, natural gas production, and the energy transportation sectors. The agreement includes preliminary plans to build a renewable energy and clean fuel centre on port property.
The centre will include solar facilities, battery storage and an electrolyser for the hydrogen’s production. By powering the electrolyser, the solar and battery power will facilitate the production of approximately 9,000 tons of hydrogen annually.