MAN Energy Solutions has inked an agreement with TAQA Power, a subsidiary of TAQA Arabia based in Cairo, Egypt, to develop a pilot project for the local production of green hydrogen to fuel domestic tourist buses.
The MoU establishes the framework for MAN Energy Solutions to give technical information to TAQA Power about the use of electrolysis in a hydrogen-plant solution that will operate until autumn 2022.
The signing of the MoU follows Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-call Sisi’s for the formation of an integrated plan for the production of green hydrogen in the north African country, citing increased international interest in the alternative fuel. The objective is to enable Egypt to manufacture and consume hydrogen from renewable energy sources rather than fossil fuels.
Ghassan Saab, Head of MAN Energy Solutions’s energy business in the region, said: “This is an exciting venture with a valuable partner in a country that has recognised what an incredibly important role green hydrogen will play on the path to a climate-neutral, global economy. It is also a great opportunity for MAN Energy Solutions to display its expertise in all processing steps of the hydrogen economy. We look forward to working closely with TAQA Power in finding the optimal solution that will position them strongly in what will be one of the most important markets of the future.”
Samy AbdelKader – TAQA Power’s Managing Director added: “We are very happy to join forces with MAN Energy Solutions for such a great endeavour in alignment with the Egyptian Government’s plan aiming to generate and increase the use of green hydrogen.”