Chariot, an African focused transitional energy company, has signed an MoU with the Government of Mauritania through the Ministry of Petroleum, Mines & Energy to develop a large-scale green hydrogen project in Mauritania.
The partnership will work on a potential 10 GW green hydrogen development known as ‘Project Nour’. The project would spread over an onshore and offshore area of about 14,400 sq. km producing power from solar and wind resources for electrolysis to produce green hydrogen.
Chariot will immediately start the feasibility work to assess the wind and solar resources, environmental impact, and macroeconomic and social impact studies.
Project Nour would benefit from the country solar and wind resource and aim to produce one of the cheapest green hydrogen in Africa. The green hydrogen and its derivative products would then be exported to the international market, particularly Europe.
Abdessalam Ould Mohamed Saleh, Minister of Petroleum, Mines & Energy, said, “We have the potential, and desire, to be a world leader in the field of hydrogen production from renewable energy sources.”
Adonis Pouroulis, CEO of Chariot, said, “This is a potential large new market, set to bring multiple benefits to all parties and deliver positive impact to Mauritania.”
H2 Bulletin understands that this is the second green hydrogen project announced this year since the one in May when CWP and the government of Mauritania signed an MoU for the development of a US$ 40 billion green hydrogen project. The 30 GW ‘Power-to-X’ project is called ‘Aman’ which will use wind and solar to power electrolysers to produce green hydrogen. The project will be located in the North of the country on a desert site of around 8,500 sq. km. CWP identified Mauritania as one of the best locations on earth for the production of low-cost green hydrogen.