Egypt, the host of this year’s UN climate talks, is racking up a number of deals to green its energy system, which is still heavily reliant on heavily polluting fossil fuels. On the sidelines of COP27 on Thursday, AMEA Power, the UAE-based developer and operator of renewable energy projects, finalized the green ammonia plant to be built in Ain el-Sokhna, Egypt. Its commercial operations will start in 2025.
At the climate summit, Hussein Jasim Al Nowais, Chairman of AMEA Power, told the media that construction of the plant, with a starting capacity of 235,000 tonnes per year, will begin this year.
AMEA Power had previously stated that green hydrogen would be produced from seawater desalination using renewable energy to power the electrolyzers. This green hydrogen would then be used as feedstock at a nearby ammonia synthesis facility, which would also be powered by renewable energy, to produce and export green ammonia via the Ain Sokhna port.
Earlier this week, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi and Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre said the two countries would establish a major green hydrogen plant, which would use renewable energy to generate hydrogen, in Ain el-Sokhna on the Red Sea.
The project will have the capacity to produce 100 megawatts of green hydrogen once completed, officials said.
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