AECOM and URBAS sign strategic agreement to develop green hydrogen and sustainable fuels projects

The two companies are already working together on a green hydrogen and ammonia production facility in Paraguay

London (March 03, 2023) — AECOM, the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, today announced it has signed a strategic agreement with Spanish infrastructure group URBAS to develop green hydrogen, green ammonia, and biofuels projects to support the global transition to net zero.

Through this agreement, AECOM and URBAS will work together to identify global business opportunities to scale up the development of green hydrogen production, a key new energy market in the transition to net zero, with a special focus on methanol projects in Spain. Spain is set to be an important location to produce green hydrogen production, owing to its abundance of sunshine and windy hillsides.

“This partnership combines the vision and experience of AECOM and URBAS, two global leaders in decarbonization projects for industry, renewable energy, energy storage, energy efficiency, sustainable solutions and biofuels. We look forward to expanding our relationship with URBAS, and to advancing the production of green hydrogen, ammonia, and associated marine fuels to develop highly efficient low-carbon energy solutions that support the global energy transition,” said Sam Mackilligin, Energy Strategy & Growth Director for Europe & India at AECOM.

The agreement comes as AECOM and URBAS subsidiary URBAS Energy, alongside Swiss energy group Casale, commence work on ATOME Energy’s green hydrogen and ammonia facility in Villeta, Paraguay, which is being supported by Paraguay’s National Electricity Commission. The companies are assisting in the design of the processes and construction engineering of the facility.

“We are very pleased to announce this partnership with AECOM, as its vision fits perfectly with our aspirations to become a leading player in the efforts to decarbonize energy production globally,” said Juan Antonio Acedo, President and CEO of URBAS. “This collaboration is a great step forward in our ambition to drive the clean energy revolution, and will allow us to offer more competitive, sustainable and profitable solutions in a rapidly changing world.”

AECOM already has a significant local presence in Spain, with over 700 multidisciplinary experts offering integrated services spanning infrastructure, architecture, environment and sustainability, and digital transformation.