Oracle could bring Chinese companion to Pakistani green H2 project

Mar 7, 2023 12:59 PM ET
  • Oracle Power PLC (LON: ORCP) today revealed a pact with China Electric Power and Technology Co, a unit of State Grid Corporation of China, to possibly work together on its 400-MW green hydrogen project in Sindh, south-east Pakistan.
Oracle could bring Chinese companion to Pakistani green H2 project
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The Memorandum of Comprehending (MoU) calls for the parties to co-develop, finance, construct, run and preserve a planned facility to generate 55,000 tonnes of green hydrogen annually. The pact, which aims to accelerate Oracle's project, was signed by Oracle's regional joint venture with Shaikh Ahmed Dalmook Al Maktoum of Dubai's Kaheel Energy FZE. The latter is a 70% proprietor of the joint entity called Oracle Energy Ltd

. The system envisages the setup of a 400-MW electrolyser in Thatta, as well as up to 700 MW of solar and 500 MW of wind power plus battery storage space. The green hydrogen plant is anticipated to begin operations in the final quarter of 2026.

Oracle Energy has in place a 30-year land lease take care of the Government of Sindh for a site of 7,000 acres (2,833 ha) to suit the complex.

German design firm Thyssenkrupp Uhde was in October 2022 chosen to lead the technical as well as business usefulness research study for the hydrogen proposal. Arise from it will certainly be offered in the 2nd quarter.

Last month, Oracle Power introduced a MoU with aluminium producer Emirates Global Aluminium PJSC (EGA) for the possible offtake of concerning 50,000 tonnes of green hydrogen from the Pakistani project.

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