Orascom Construction joins consortium to develop Egypt’s first green hydrogen production facility
Orascom Construction announced on Wednesday it had joined a consortium with Fertiglobe, Scatec, and the Sovereign Fund of Egypt (TSFE) to develop Egypt’s first ever green hydrogen production facility.
The facility will be mainly consisting of a 100 MW PEM (Polymer Electrolyte Membrane) electrolyzer, “which will stand as the largest independently owned facility globally when it comes online and the first electrolyzer in Egypt, placing the project at the forefront of future green hydrogen production.” Orascom said in a statement.
The green hydrogen produced will be supplied as feedstock for up to 90,000 tonnes of green ammonia to EBIC, Fertiglobe’s ammonia production facility in Egyptian Suez Canal city of Ain Al Sokhna.
Orascom Construction is set to implement the local works in order to showcase the green hydrogen facility during COP 27, which will be hosted by Egypt in November 2022, highlighting Egypt’s commitment to a greener future.
“This transformational project highlights Orascom Construction’s ambitions to become an integral player in the creation of the green hydrogen economy in the region.”