Svevind plans mega hydrogen production facilities in Mangystau, Kazakhstan

The green hydrogen projects will strengthen Kazakhstan position in the emerging global hydrogen industry.

Svevind Energy GmbH (German investor and a project developer) and the Akimat of Mangystau region agreed to build green hydrogen facilities in the Mangystau region, Western Kazakhstan.

Under the Memorandum of understanding (MoU), Svevind will develop mega-sized facilities for producing green hydrogen by using the abundant wind and solar power resources in the Mangystau region.

Svevind aims to install 30 GW of wind and solar farms in the region, which will feed electrolysers with 20 GW to produce green hydrogen. The hydrogen can be exported to Europe or Asia or even can be used locally to produce high-value green products such as ammonia.

Mangystau county is ideal for such mega-sized projects due to its abundant natural resources and the required infrastructure. The region has been supplying energy and minerals globally given its rich oil, natural gas and minerals deposits.

Mr Wolfgang Kropp,  CEO of Svevind, said, “Svevind aims to combine the outstanding natural resources in the Mangystau region of Kazakhstan with Svevind’s long-time experience and passion in project development and realisation to supply Kazakhstan and Eurasia with green, sustainable energy and products, powered by nature.”

In June 2021, Svevind also signed a memorandum of understanding with Kazakh Invest National Company JSC confirming its support to install wind and solar farms with a total capacity of 45 GW in mainly steppe areas in Western and Central Kazakhstan, feeding a total of 30 GW of green hydrogen projects in Kazakhstan, producing around 3 million tonnes/year of green hydrogen.

Shahkar Ali

Shahkar is the regional representative for Asia covering the hydrogen industry for H2 Bulletin. Please click on the email icon to contact him directly via email or follow him on social media.
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