Cairo - Mubasher: Fertiglobe, the strategic partnership between ADNOC and OCI, announced the start of the commissioning of the first phase of the green hydrogen plant in Egypt's Ain Sokhna, during an event at COP27.
The event was attended by Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, and Norwegian Prime Minister, Jonas Gahr Støre.
Egypt Green, which is owned, built and operated by Fertiglobe, Scatec ASA, Orascom Construction, and The Sovereign Fund of Egypt, marks an important milestone in the development of a green hydrogen ecosystem in Egypt and the broader African region, according to a press release on Tuesday.
The launch of the hydrogen facility comes as world leaders gather for the United Nations COP 27 Climate Change Conference in Sharm El Sheikh, where they seek to speed up global climate action.
The project is being built by Orascom Construction with Egyptian engineers and state-of-the-art technology.
Moreover, the facility is the first integrated green hydrogen plant in Africa. When fully developed, it will consist of 100 MW of electrolysers, powered by 260 MW of solar and wind. Further, it will deliver up to about 15,000 tonnes of green hydrogen as feedstock for the production of up to 90,000 tonnes of green ammonia per year in Fertiglobe’s existing ammonia plants.
The consortium is in the process of finalising engineering and technology choices for the full-scale 100 MW plant and the partners aim to reach the Final Investment Decision (FID) on the facility next year.