- Infinity Power Holding a joint venture between Egypt’s Infinity and UAE’s Masdar has joined forces with Germany’s Conjuncta GmbH, to develop a green hydrogen project in Mauritania.
The project, which will be spread over four phases, is expected to produce up to 8 million tonnes of green hydrogen or other renewable fuels of non-biological origins upon completion.
Development of the green hydrogen industry in Mauritania will bring environmental, economic and social benefits said Abdessalam Saleh, Mauritania’s Minister of Petroleum, Mines and Energy. “Our country is determined to play a leading position on the global map of the green hydrogen economy in the coming decades … the consortium [Infinity Power and Conjuncta] … has very strong technical and financial capabilities”, added Saleh.
The new plant will be located near Nouakchott, the capital city of Mauritania. The green hydrogen, ammonia and other renewable fuels produced from the plant will be used for exports.
“We are extremely delighted to partner with the government of Mauritania in building this green hydrogen plant, which will provide not only the North-West but the entire continent of Africa with a clean, renewable energy source that will in turn foster a cleaner, greener future for us all”, said Mohamed Mansour, chairman of Infinity Power.
The first phase of the Mauritania plant of 400 megawatts is expected to be operational by 2028. The overall project will provide jobs to nearly 3,000 workers during construction and to 1,000 workers when operational.
“It [the project]will have a strong link to Germany both as a technology provider and a potential offtaker of green energy”, said Stefan Liebing, chief executive of Conjuncta. “It is by far the largest bilateral investment project ever and we look forward to making it a success story that will attract a lot more business activities between the two countries,” he added.
Author: Bryan Groenendaal