A consortium has selected Plug Power Inc as its technology provider of electrolyser for the 100 MW green hydrogen facility to be built at the Egyptian Basic Industries Corporation SAE (EBIC)’s facility in Ain Sokhna, Egypt.
The consortium includes Scatec and its partners, OCI NV, Fertiglobe, the Sovereign Fund of Egypt and Orascom Construction which plans to produce green ammonia from hydrogen. The 100 MW PEM (Polymer Electrolyte Membrane) electrolyser will be the largest globally when it comes online.
The construction works are expected to start on a schedule to showcase the green hydrogen facility during COP 27 in Egypt in November 2027.
Egypt is ideal for producing green hydrogen given its unique renewables profile with solar solid and wind loads and proximity to markets with a hydrogen deficit.
Raymond Carlsen, CEO of Scatec, said, “This is a key milestone for the project and helps move the green agenda forward in Egypt ahead of COP27 in the country next year.”
Nassef Sawiris, Executive Chairman of OCI NV, added, “At start-up, this will be the largest green hydrogen and largest green ammonia application globally.”
Meanwhile, Plug Power has also completed the acquisition of Applied Cryo Technologies, Inc (a leading provider of technology, equipment and services for liquefied hydrogen and other cryogenic gases) following the definitive agreement announced on October 14, 2021. The acquisition adds significant capabilities, expertise, and technologies to Plug Power, expanding its green hydrogen ecosystem and lowering the cost of hydrogen infrastructure and logistics networks.