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November 24 (Renewables Now) - US-based Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ:PLUG) has been picked to deliver the electrolyser for a 100-MW green hydrogen production plant in Egypt, to be built by Norwegian renewable power producer Scatec ASA (OSL:SCATC), the latter said today.
The purpose of the project, which is part of Scatec’s “Power to X” strategic initiative, is to produce green hydrogen that will then be used as feedstock for green ammonia production. The Norwegian firm will hold a majority stake in the scheme and is working with Fertiglobe plc and The Sovereign Fund of Egypt (TSFE) on its development.
The hydrogen production plant will be located within a site owned by Egyptian Basic Industries Corporation SAE (EBIC) in the town of Ain Sokhna. Scatec will build and operate the facility and sell its output to EBIC, a unit of Fertiglobe. The latter is an ammonia producer jointly owned by OCI NV (AMS:OCI) and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).
The 100-MW Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) electrolyser will be the largest one globally once operational. Its construction will be carried out at an accelerated schedule with the aim of switching on the plant in November 2022.
Egypt’s construction contractor Orascom Construction will also be part of the project, Scatec said.