Petrofac Wins a Deal to Explore Green Hydrogen to Ammonia Facility Feasibility in Egypt

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Petrofac Wins a Deal to Explore Green Hydrogen to Ammonia Facility Feasibility in Egypt

Thu, 03/17/2022 - 10:23
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Green hydrogen molecule (© Shutterstock/Corona Borealis Studio)
Green hydrogen molecule (© Shutterstock/Corona Borealis Studio)

A leading energy industry international service provider, Petrofac has won its first-ever energies project in Egypt with one of the in-country subsidiaries of Egypt-centered Mediterranean Energy Partners, also known as MEP.

The early-stage study project will be assessing the feasibility of developing a hydrogen-to-ammonia conversion facility aimed to produce up to 125,000 tonnes of green ammonia for export per year using a combination of wind and solar energy.

Petrofac’s scope includes sizing the electrolyzers and the feasibility of Ain Sokhna Port’s feasibility on the Gulf of Suez.

“We’re delighted to be supporting Mediterranean Energy Partners with its strategic green energy project. This award builds on our growing track record in the new energy space and recent green hydrogen projects in Australia, the UK, and other global locations.

“Egypt is moving fast to develop its natural advantages for green energy with its abundant solar and wind resources, coupled with its strategic geographic location for exporting zero-carbon products, and Petrofac is thrilled to be supporting this growth,” said Alex Haynes, Head of Business Development, New Energy Services, Petrofac.

Taner Sensoy, CEO of Mediterranean Energy Partners, also commented that they were happy to work with Petrofac.

“We are excited to work with Petrofac on the feasibility of our export-focused green hydrogen/ammonia production facility. We believe that green hydrogen will play a critical role in the energy transition,” said Taner Sensoy.

“Egypt is uniquely positioned to provide low-cost renewable energy, access to export markets, and a track record of hosting large-scale projects with available talent, services, and infrastructure,” he added, saying they are eager to be part of Egypt’s success story through energy transition ecosystem.

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