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The US-based Plug Power has been awarded a contract by Fertiglobe and Scatec to deliver a 100MW electrolyser for Fertiglobe’s green hydrogen and ammonia project in Ain Sokhna, Egypt
The 100MW electrolyser will produce green hydrogen as feedstock for up to 90,000 tonnes of green ammonia production at Fertiglobe’s EBIC development.
Energy & Utilities reported in October that Norway’s Scatec and Fertiglobe, a joint venture of the local Orascom Construction Industries (OCI) and UAE-based Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc), had entered into an agreement with the Sovereign Fund of Egypt (SFE) to develop a 100MW electrolyser facility to produce green hydrogen for green ammonia production in Egypt.
“We are excited to announce this key milestone in this essential piece of our hydrogen strategy. Plug Power is a leader in electrolysis technology, and this strategic partnership further solidifies our execution strategy. 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, highlighting Egypt’s and Fertiglobe’s growing leadership in the renewable energy markets and commitment to a greener future,” said Nassef Sawiris, executive chairman of OCI, following the appointment of Plug Power for the project.
Fertiglobe is the world’s largest seaborne exporter of urea and ammonia combined. Fertiglobe’s production capacity comprises of 6.7 million tonnes of urea and merchant ammonia, produced at four subsidiaries in the UAE, Egypt and Algeria, making it the largest producer of nitrogen fertilisers in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena).
Headquartered in Abu Dhabi and incorporated in Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), Fertiglobe employs more than 2,600 employees and was formed as a strategic partnership between OCI and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company.