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Masdar to develop 4GW green hydrogen plants in Egypt

Image courtesy: WAM UAE-based Masdar, a top renewable energy company, and Hassan Allam Utilities have signed agreements two with Egyptian state-backed organizations on the development of green hydrogen production plants in the Suez Canal Economic Zone and on the Mediterranean coast.

The memorandums of understanding (MoU) were signed in the presence of Mostafa Kamal Madbouly, Prime Minister of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Dr Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, Special Envoy for Climate Change and Chairman of Masdar, Dr Mohamed Shaker El-Markabi, Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy for Egypt, and Dr Hala El Said, Minister of Planning and Economic Development and Chairperson of The Sovereign Fund of Egypt, reported Emirates News Agency WAM.

Amr Allam and Hassan Allam, Co- Chief Executive Officers of Hassan Allam Holding, were also in attendance, along with Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Chief Executive Officer of Masdar. The Egyptian organizations concerned include the New and Renewable Energy Authority, the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company, The Sovereign Fund of Egypt, and The General Authority for Suez Canal Economic Zone.

Mostafa Kamal Madbouly, Prime Minister of Egypt, said the state is working to encourage investment in green energy projects, due to Egypt’s potential to become an important pivotal and regional hub in this vital sector, which is expected to transform the global energy system during the upcoming period. These projects will also accelerate energy transition process in the region.

Dr Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, UAE Special Envoy for Climate Change and Chairman of Masdar, said: “Today’s partnership agreements to explore the development of green hydrogen production demonstrates the strength of the close relationship between The United Arab Emirates and the Arab Republic of Egypt.

“These projects will build on the UAE’s and Masdar’s position as an early mover in the global hydrogen market and expand our capacity to deliver zero carbon energy solutions. As our two countries prepare to host the next two COPs, we look forward to working with our partners in Egypt to make practical advances in the energy transition that will provide significant benefits for the economy and the climate.”

Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Chief Executive Officer of Masdar, said: “These agreements represent a vital step forward in the development of the green hydrogen economy for both the UAE and Egypt, and will play a significant role in our two nations’ decarbonization efforts. By working with partners such as Hassan Allam Utilities, we can help the green hydrogen market achieve its full potential over the coming years and play its part in supporting the global energy transition.”

Amr Allam, Chief Executive Officer of Hassan Allam Holding, said, “Our drive into the green energy and infrastructure space, including solar and wind power generation, was all about contributing to a more sustainable future. Through this partnership with Masdar we are looking to harness the leading edge of technology to make a difference in Egypt by leveraging the country’s abundant sources of green energy.”

“In the first phase of the project, Hassan Allam Utilities and Masdar aim to establish a green hydrogen manufacturing facility, which would be operational by 2026, producing 100,000 tonnes of e-methanol annually for bunkering in the Suez Canal,” he added.

“The electrolyser facilities in the Suez Canal Economic Zone and on the Mediterranean could be extended to up to 4GW by 2030 to produce 2.3 million tonnes of green ammonia for export as well as supply green hydrogen for local industries.” – TradeArabia News Service