Egypt and Finland discuss hydrogen

Egypt Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Dr Mohamed Shaker and the Ambassador of Finland to Egypt, Mrs Laura Kansikas-Debraise discussed the bilateral cooperation on energy sector including hydrogen on Sunday in Cairo, Egypt.

He reiterated his ministry role in fulfilling environmental obligations and expanding renewable energy projects. Shaker said that the government wants to attract the private sector to invest in the renewable to make it a vital part of the national electric energy mix. He emphasised that green hydrogen production for domestic use and export purposes is on the national agenda in pursuance of renewable energy.

The discussion centred around strengthening the cooperation in the energy sector support that Finnish energy can provide in developing the power infrastructure. The Egyptian minister highlighted the important role the Finnish energy companies played in developing the Egyptian electricity projects.

He said that the country is improving its electricity transmission and distribution networks to make them more efficient. The minister also mentioned his previous agreement with Siemens for studying to implement an experimental project to produce green hydrogen in Egypt.

The ambassador conveyed that a number of Finnish companies want to invest in Egypt renewable energy projects, especially wind and solar energy.

Last week a group of Belgian companies also met President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and discussed the green hydrogen potential in Egypt.

Engr. Haseeb Ullah

Haseeb covers the global energy market for both conventional and modern energy resources. His expertise is on the global energy supply chain from generation to distribution and end-users. He has a Master degree in Engineering Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.
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