Utilities Middle East
Plug Power to deliver world-scale 100MW electrolyzer in Egypt
The 100MW PEM (Polymer Electrolyte Membrane) electrolyzer will be the largest independently owned facility globally when it comes online and is the first phase in Fertiglobe’s green ammonia strategy
Abu Dhabi headquartered Fertiglobe, the strategic partnership between OCI N.V. and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), has announced with its partners Scatec ASA, the Sovereign Fund of Egypt and Orascom Construction, that they have selected Plug Power Inc., a leading provider of turnkey hydrogen solutions for the global green hydrogen economy, as the technology provider for a 100 megawatts electrolyzer to produce green hydrogen as feedstock for up to 90,000 tons of green ammonia production at EBIC in Ain Sokhna, Egypt.
The 100MW PEM (Polymer Electrolyte Membrane) electrolyzer will be the largest independently owned facility globally when it comes online and is the first phase in Fertiglobe’s green ammonia strategy.
Egypt is an ideal location to produce green hydrogen given its unique renewables profile with strong solar and wind loads, and close to markets with a hydrogen deficit.
Green ammonia, produced from renewable energy such as solar and wind instead of natural gas, is a versatile product that is an ideal carrier fuel to store and transport hydrogen, and can help decarbonize numerous sectors which represent around 80% of current global Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, including as an important alternative fuel in the power sector in Japan and other countries.
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