Porto do Açu signs MOU with FFI

Monday 19 04 2021

In February, Porto do Açu (subsidiary of Prumo Logistica S.A.) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Fortescue Future Industries Pty Ltd (FFI) a wholly owned subsidiary of Fortescue Metals Group Ltd. The agreement focuses on the joint development of green hydrogen at Porto do Açu in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

Green hydrogen production plant

Within the next 6 months the MOU will allow for the feasibility analysis of a green hydrogen production plant with a capacity of 300MW including the necessary renewable energy and water requirements. This green hydrogen plant will be located at Porto do Açu, Latin America’s largest privately owned deep-water port-industrial complex.


The availability of green hydrogen and renewable power facilitates allows further sustainable industrialisation of the port, including production of green steel, fertilizers, chemicals, fuels, and other sustainably manufactured industrial products. The MOU also lays the foundations for onsite solar power development projects as well as offshore wind development projects in the states of Rio de Janeiro and Espirito Santo.


Towards a sustainable future

“The Porto do Açu is sailing ahead towards the sustainable economy of the future. The pillars of our vision for the port’s industrialisation are today’s operational energy transition projects and the renewable energy-fuelled green industries of tomorrow.“ says Jose Firmo, Chief Executive Officer of Porto do Açu. “It is exhilarating to collaborate with an international partner of this calibre on such a visionary project. This will be the first green hydrogen plant in the country.“


In operation since 2014, Porto do Açu is managed by Porto do Açu Operações, a partnership between Prumo Logística and the Port of Antwerp International, a subsidiary of the Antwerp Port Authority. During the next five years the port's industrialisation will be founded on sustainable projects and clean energy generation, amongst others. This includes chemicals, fuels, pelletizing and steel. Other companies will also be able to use green hydrogen as input to make their energy mixes more sustainable.


You can find more information on the MOU in the full press release.