Photo: Illustration; Courtesy of Petrofac

Petrofac to assess feasibility of Egypt’s green hydrogen to ammonia facility

International energy services provider Petrofac has won its first new energies project in Egypt, where it will assess the feasibility of new green hydrogen to ammonia facility.

Petrofac to assess feasibility of Egypt's green hydrogen to ammonia facility
Illustration; Courtesy of Petrofac

Petrofac won this project in Egypt with an in-country subsidiary of Egypt-focused Mediterranean Energy Partners (MEP).

The project is an early-stage study assessing the feasibility of new green hydrogen to ammonia facility. The facility will specifically target the production of 125,000 tonnes of green ammonia a year for export. It will do so by using a mix of solar and wind energy.

Petrofac was its scope will be key to successfully delivering the project. This includes sizing the electrolysers and the feasibility of export facilities at Ain Sokhna Port on the Gulf of Suez.

Alex Haynes from Petrofac said this builds on the company’s growing track record in the new energy space. It also adds to its 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.”

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Taner Sensoy, CEO of MEP, also commented: “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. Egypt is uniquely positioned to provide low-cost renewable energy, access to export markets, and track record of hosting large scale projects with available talent, services, and infrastructure. We are eager to be part of Egypt’s success story in the energy transition ecosystem.”