A delegation from Fortescue Metals Group Ltd, an Australian iron ore company, visited Jordan, where they discussed potential opportunities of exploring green hydrogen and ammonia with the Jordanian officials.
The delegation met with Jordanian Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Nasser Al-Sharida. So far very little has been revealed about the meeting, though the ministry confirmed that they discussed investment opportunities in the Kingdom, especially in green hydrogen production and ammonia for exports to international markets. The Australian ambassador to Jordan was also present in the meeting.
The country officials also highlighted the attractiveness of investing in the Kingdom and the government’s plans to promote the use of clean energy.
H2 Bulletin understands that in Jordan, demand for water is exceeding high than the supply like many other MENA countries. One of the water sources for hydrogen production would the salty seawater, but desalination plants would be energy-intensive.
Fortescue has been exploring green opportunities and has signed several agreements. The more recent one was in March when it signed a deal with Brazil’s Porto, do Açu Operações SA, where both partners agreed to explore the potential for building a 300 MW green hydrogen plant in the port area to be shipped to Australia in the form of ammonia.