Oz developer indicators 7.6 GW renewables pact with Egypt

Nov 16, 2022 12:48 PM ET
  • Fortescue Future Industries's framework agreement to establish projects, including green hydrogen, in the nation
Oz developer indicators 7.6 GW renewables pact with Egypt
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Australian renewables developer Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) and also Egypt have actually signed a major framework agreement at COP27, agreeing to work together to study and also create green hydrogen and renewable energy projects in Egypt.

This builds on a memorandum of recognizing signed earlier this year, and a current conference in between President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and FFI creator and executive chairman Dr Andrew Forrest.

The binding agreement offers FFI gain access to as well as exclusive land rights to study renewable energy resources in Egypt, which would consist of solar and also wind.

The projects being considered might support a prospective capacity of 7600MW of renewable energy, which has the possible to generate 330 kilo tonnes per annum of green hydrogen.

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly stated: "A big company like FFI showing passion in the Egyptian market underscores the good looks of the investment environment in Egypt, along with its capabilities in the renewable energy area.

" Power projects are important, as they straighten with the government's method to transform Egypt right into a global renewable energy hub."

FFI president Mark Hutchinson claimed the project would certainly bring jobs and financial development to Egypt.

He claimed: "There disappears crucial time nor platform to make this announcement than at COP27, where FFI has had a substantial visibility."

The Framework Agreement was signed by FFI and the Egyptian Government, represented by New as well as Renewable Energy Authority (NREA), The General Authority for Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZONE), Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) and also The Sovereign Fund of Egypt for Investment and also Advancement (TSFE).

FFI Egypt nation director, Mohamed Shoukry stated: "Green Hydrogen as well as renewable energy has the prospective to alter the globe, help reduce fossil fuel usage in hefty industry and also create an economic benefit to local regions.

" This framework agreement is another big leap towards lowering carbon emissions as well as delivering social, environmental and economic benefits to the regional people in Egypt."

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