Scatec and its partners, OCI NV, Fertiglobe, The Sovereign Fund of Egypt, and Orascom Construction, have chosen Plug Power as the electrolyser technology provider for the 100 MW green hydrogen facility to be built at the Egyptian Basic Industries Corporation SAE (EBIC) facility in Ain Sokhna, Egypt. The hydrogen will be converted into green ammonia.
When it comes online, the 100 MW PEM (Polymer Electrolyte Membrane) electrolyser will be the largest in the world. Egypt is an ideal location for green hydrogen production due to its unique renewables profile, which includes high solar and wind loads, as well as its proximity to markets with a hydrogen deficit.
Green ammonia, which is produced from renewable energy sources such as solar and wind rather than natural gas, is a versatile product that is an ideal carrier fuel for storing and transporting hydrogen and can help decarbonize a variety of industries.
“We are very pleased with the selection of Plug Power as technology provider to the 100 MW hydrogen facility. This is a key milestone for the project, and helps moving the green agenda forward in Egypt ahead of COP 27 in the country next year “, says CEO Raymond Carlsen.
Nassef Sawiris, Executive Chairman of OCI NV, commented: “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.”