ENGIE has signed a two-year lease agreement with Release by Scatec to supply a mobile plug-and-play solar PV system.
ENGIE’s hydrogen production plant at Anglo American Platinum’s Mogalakwena mine in Limpopo, South Africa, will benefit from the mobile unit’s solar energy.
This is Scatec’s first involvement in hydrogen generation, and it will be powered by Release, the company’s scalable power solution. The solar energy produced by the plant will be 616 kWp.
The new plant will serve as a paradigm for future decarbonization of hydrogen production in the mining industry. Scatec’s release has high hopes for the project and its potential to be scaled up.
“We are proud to support ENGIE and Anglo American in this important project. This is Release by Scatec’s first involvement with powering hydrogen production, and further proves the potential for pre-assembled and containerised solar PV in the mining industry,” says Hans Olav Kvalvaag, SVP Release at Scatec.
“The agreement is another important milestone for us in delivering reliable and renewable power to the mining industry, but also as a way of powering hydrogen production. The Release model is gaining traction, and with its flexibility both with regards to contract term and capacity, has great potential in mining,” Kvalvaag continues.