Mauritania signs agreements for up to 10 GW of green hydrogen

Infinity Power Holding and German project developer Conjuncta GmbH have signed an agreement with the government of Mauritania to build a green hydrogen plant northeast of the capital Nouakchott with a capacity of up to 10 GW. The two companies have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Mauritania’s Ministry of Petroleum, Mines and Energy for the project.

The plant will be constructed in four phases and the initial phase with a capacity of 400 MW is planned to be operational by 2028. The plant will eventually include electrolysers with a capacity of up to 10 GW. At that point, the facility is anticipated to produce up to 8 million tonnes of green hydrogen for export, or its equivalent in renewable fuels derived from non-biological sources. The plant’s construction is expected to generate approximately 3,000 jobs, with the plant’s operation requiring 1,000 workers.

In November 2022, Masdar, along with Infinity Power and Hassan Allam Utilities signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Egypt’s Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy to construct a 10 GW onshore wind project in Egypt. The project would be able to generate 47,790 GWh of clean energy annually as part of the country’s Green Corridor strategy, displacing 23.8 million tonnes of carbon emissions. According to estimates, the initiative would assist the country save $5 billion annually on natural gas costs.