The renewable energy company Scatec and its partners, OCI, Fertiglobe, The Sovereign Fund of Egypt and Orascom Construction have selected the electrical equipment manufacturer Plug Power as the technology supplier of an electrolyser for the installation of green hydrogen in 100 MW to be built at the Egyptian Basic Industries Corporation’s (EBIC) in Ain Sokhna, Egypt.
The hydrogen will be used to produce green ammonia.
The 100 MW polymer electrolytic membrane (PEM) electrolyzer will be the largest in the world when it goes online.
Scatec said on November 24 that Egypt is an ideal place to produce green hydrogen, given its unique profile of renewable energies with high solar and wind loads, and the proximity to markets with shortages of energy. hydrogen.
Green ammonia, produced from renewable energies such as solar and wind power in place of natural gas, is a versatile product that is an ideal carrier fuel for storing and transporting hydrogen, and can help decarbonise many sectors.
“We are very satisfied with the selection of Plug Power as the technology supplier for the 100 MW hydrogen plant. This is a key milestone for the project and helps push forward the green agenda in Egypt ahead of COP27 in the country next year, ”said the CEO of Scatec. Raymond Carlsen.
OIC Executive Chairman Nassef Sawiris, said that at start-up, the project would be the largest application of green hydrogen and the largest application of green ammonia in the world.
“Construction is expected to follow an accelerated schedule to showcase the green hydrogen installation at COP27 in Egypt in November 2022, highlighting the growing leadership of Egypt and Fertiglobe in the renewable energy markets and their commitment to a future. greener. “