Egyptian green hydrogen project picks electrolyser

Nov 24, 2021 05:11 PM ET
  • Plug Power to provide innovation to a 100MW facility being created by a Scatec-led consortium
Egyptian green hydrogen project picks electrolyser
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Scatec and also its partners, OCI NV, Fertiglobe, The Sovereign Fund of Egypt and Orascom Construction have actually selected Plug Power as the electrolyser technology carrier for a 100MW green hydrogen center in Egypt.

The electrolyser, expected to be the biggest around the world when it comes online, will be constructed at the Egyptian Basic Industries Corporation SAE (EBIC)'s facility in Ain Sokhna.

The hydrogen will be utilized to produce green ammonia.

Egypt is an ideal area to create green hydrogen given its distinct renewables profile with strong solar as well as wind lots, as well as distance to markets with a hydrogen shortage, the designers said.

Scatec chief executive Raymond Carlsen claimed: "We are extremely happy with the option of Plug Power as technology supplier to the 100MW hydrogen facility.

" This is a key milestone for the project, as well as assists moving the green schedule ahead in Egypt ahead of COP27 in the nation following year."

OCI NV exec chairman Nassef Sawiris included: "We are excited to announce this key milestone in this important item of our hydrogen technique.

" Plug Power is a leader in electrolysis technology, as well as this strategic collaboration better solidifies our implementation technique.

" At startup, this will be the biggest green hydrogen and also largest green ammonia application internationally.

" Construction is anticipated to follow an accelerated schedule to display the green hydrogen facility during COP27 in Egypt in November 2022, highlighting Egypt's and Fertiglobe's expanding management in the renewable energy markets and also dedication to a greener future."