Scatec Partners With Engie for Green Hydrogen Production at Anglo Platinum Mine

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  • Scatec has entered a two-year lease agreement with Engie to power its ‘Release’ hydrogen production plant located at the Anglo American Platinum – Mogalakwena Mine in Limpopo.
  • The mobile plug-and-play solar PV plant will produce 616kWp of solar energy.
  • Anglo American announced a collaboration agreement in March this year to complete a feasibility study to develop a “hydrogen valley” anchored in the platinum group metals-rich Bushveld geological area in South Africa.
  • Spearheaded by South Africa’s Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), the collaboration agreement also includes energy and services company ENGIE, the South African National Development Institute (SANEDI) and clean energy solutions provider Bambili Energy (Bambili).
  • Anglo American want to power its heavy duty trucks with green hydrogen. 

“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,” says Scatec Release VP Hans Olav Kvalvaag.

This is the first involvement in powering hydrogen production for Scatec as a company and the new plant will be a model for how to decarbonise hydrogen production in the mining industry for the future.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

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