Voltalia and Taqa Arabia have inked an MOU with Egypt Govt. for hydrogen production

Voltalia, an international player in renewable energies and its partner TAQA Arabia signed a framework agreement during the Egypt-EU Investment Conference 2024, held in Cairo.

With its partner TAQA Arabia, Voltalia is continuing to develop a cluster combining renewable energy and green hydrogen production.

The framework agreement is a continuation of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in December 2022 to develop a cluster combining green hydrogen production with renewable power generation. The project will be implemented in two identical phases, each comprising a 500-megawatt electrolyzer powered by more than 1.3 gigawatt of solar and wind energy. The facility will have an annual production capacity exceeding 350,000 tons of hydrogen for each phase. It will be located at a Greenfield site near Ain Sokhna port in the Suez Canal Economic Zone.

Sebastien Clerc said, “Egypt has promising opportunities to enhance its regional leadership in green hydrogen production and export within the country’s plans for green transformation. Voltalia is working hard to support these plans by signing a framework agreement in partnership with TAQA Arabia, which has great experience in the energy sector. This landmark project will contribute significantly to Egypt’s transition to a green sustainable economy. The project will enhance Egypt’s energy security by becoming less reliant on fossil fuels and achieving sustainable development goals.”

Ms. Pakinam Kafafi said, “TAQA Arabia is committed to contributing in building the green economy in Egypt, in line with the state’s efforts. This commitment is reflected in the continuation of our operations through strategic partnerships with the most important players in the energy sector. As such, we sign this framework agreement with the French Voltalia, NREA, SCZone, and TSFE.”

Eng. Khaled Abubakr added, “This conference reflects the EU’s confidence in Egypt’s economic achievements evidenced by the economic reform programs implemented by the government over the past decade. These reforms include exceptional efforts to increase the share of renewable energy.”

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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