Infinity Power and Conjuncta have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Mauritania for an eight million tonne per year hydrogen project.
The plant, located near the north east of Nouakchott, can reach electrolyser capacity of up to 10GW.
The joint venture between Egypt’s Infinity, German-based Conjuncta and Masdar, Infinity Power Holding, signed the MoU with Mauritania’s Ministry of Petroleum, Mines and Energy, to develop the hydrogen plant over four phases.
The first 400MW phase of the plant is expected to be operational by 2028 and the green hydrogen, ammonia and other renewable fuels produced will be used for exports.
Abdessalam Mohamed Saleh, Minister of Petroleum, Mines and Energy, said, “We strongly believe that the development of the green hydrogen industry in Mauritania will bring environmental, economic and social benefits to our country and the world.
“I am very pleased to have signed this MoU with the Consortium which has very strong technical and financial capabilities and deep relationships allowing it to enter the European green hydrogen market, particularly in Germany.”
Mohamed Ismail Mansour, Chairman of Infinity Power, added, “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.”
The overall project is expected to provide employment to approximately 3,000 workers during construction and 1,000 workers when operational.
Mauritania also signed a MoU with bp last year to explore the potential for large-scale production green hydrogen in the renewables-focused country.
bp will initially carry out a data collection campaign with studies assessing the suitability of the wind and solar resources in selected locations for large-scale renewable power generation and green hydrogen production.
Read more:bp signs MoU with Mauritania to explore large-scale production of green hydrogen
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