Jordan, Norway to partner on renewable energy, green hydrogen
Jordan and Norway agree to sign MoUs on renewable energy and green hydrogen. Image by Jordan's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources.
Jordan and Norway have agreed to sign several memorandums of understanding (MoU) to bolster their partnership in the area of renewable energy and green hydrogen, the Arab country's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources said on Saturday.
The announcement follows a visit by a Jordanian delegation headed by energy minister Saleh Al-Kharabsheh to the Scandinavian country last week.
During the visit, the delegation which included also environment minister Muawia Radaideh and representatives of the public and private sectors discussed with Norwegian officials the implementation of joint cooperation programmes aimed at ensuring the security of energy supply, diversification of energy sources and turning Jordan into a regional hub for the export of green energy.
In a statement, Al-Kharabsheh said that he and Norway's minister of petroleum and energy Terje Aasland have discussed further steps in the preparation for a joint project for building an interconnector that will transport low-cost green energy from the Middle East and North Africa to Europe.
The visit included also meetings of Jordanian officials with Norwegian companies with the aim of attracting investments in the field of renewable energy and green hydrogen as well as oil and gas exploration.
According to Al-Kharabsheh, the two sides emphasised the importance of using the existing infrastructure to transport green hydrogen.
Jordan, which aims to raise the share of renewables to 30% by the end of this decade, is working on a roadmap for policies and regulations that will aim to attract investments in green hydrogen production and turn the country into a regional centre for the export of green hydrogen, the secretary general of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Amani Al-Azzam, said at the end of October.
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