Egypt: Green Ammonia Plug Power Selected as Technology Provider for Delivering 100 MW Electrolyzer

From Ahlam Rais

Plug Power has been chosen by Fertiglobe’s green hydrogen consortium to deliver a world-scale 100 MW electrolyzer in Egypt. Claimed to become one of the largest ‘independently owned’ facility in the world, the electrolyzer will produce up to 90,000 tons of green hydrogen as feedstock for green ammonia production at EBIC in Egypt.

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At start-up, this will be the largest green hydrogen and largest green ammonia application globally.
At start-up, this will be the largest green hydrogen and largest green ammonia application globally.
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Amsterdam/The Netherlands – OCI recently announced that Fertiglobe, the strategic partnership between OCI and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc), with its partner Scatec (the Sovereign Fund of Egypt and Orascom Construction), has selected Plug Power as the technology provider for a 100 megawatts electrolyzer to produce green hydrogen as feedstock for up to 90,000 tons of green ammonia production at EBIC in Ain Sokhna, Egypt.

The 100 MW PEM (Polymer Electrolyte Membrane) electrolyzer will be the largest independently owned facility globally when it comes online and is the first phase in Fertiglobe’s green ammonia strategy. Egypt is an ideal location to produce green hydrogen given its unique renewables profile with strong solar and wind loads, and close to markets with a hydrogen deficit.

Green ammonia, produced from renewable energy such as solar and wind instead of natural gas, is a versatile product that is an ideal carrier fuel to store and transport hydrogen, and can help decarbonize numerous sectors which represent around 80 % of current global Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, including as an important alternative fuel in the power sector in Japan and other countries.

Nassef Sawiris, Executive Chairman of OCI, commented: “At start-up, this will be the largest green hydrogen and largest green ammonia application globally. Construction is expected to follow an accelerated schedule to showcase the green hydrogen facility during COP 27 in Egypt in November 2022.”

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