SCZONE and ReNew power partner for 220,000 tons of green hydrogen production with an investment cost estimated at $8 billion.
Prime Minister Dr. Mostafa Madbouly witnessed the signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding among the General Authority for Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZONE), The Sovereign Fund of Egypt (TSFE), The Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC), The New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA), and the Indian “ReNEW Power” company.
The MOU aims to establish a project to produce Green fuels with an investment cost estimated at $8 billion.
“The growing interest of major companies and global consortiums in partnership with SCZONE reflects our insightful vision in adopting green fuel as a target sector within our strategy for “2020-2025″ for export purposes or bunkering services. SCZONE is qualified to localize this industry and is developing its ports to supply ships with green fuel as soon as possible.” Yehia Zaki said.
Signing this MOU with the Indian company “ReNew power”, which is working in the field of clean energy, is a preliminary agreement to establish an industrial complex project with total targeted investments estimated at $8 billion.
The first phase will be in 2023-2025, about $710 million aims to produce 100,000 tons of green ammonia and 20,000 tons of green hydrogen. The production capacity in the second phase during 2025-2029 aims to produce 200,000 tons of green hydrogen and million tons of green ammonia with estimated investments of about $7,147 billion.
The site initially will be set on an area of 600,000 square meters in the Sokhna integrated Zone, bringing the production capacity of the two phases of green hydrogen to 220,000 tons and 1,100 million tons of green ammonia.
SCZONE has signed 8 MOUs so far in the field of localizing and manufacturing green fuels with several global key players and consortiums such as the Danish “Maersk”, Norwegian Scatec, the French “EDF Renewables, German H2, and others. SCZONE still exerts efforts for the transition to a green economy and will try to make binding contracts for several green hydrogen projects, in conjunction with Egypt’s hosting COP 27 next November, in Sharm El-Sheikh.