More and more international firms are being drawn to Egypt’s plans to develop green hydrogen and ammonia projects. The most significant of these plans was confirmed last month when Norwegian renewables firm Scatec announced that it would build a 1mn t/y green ammonia facility, that could potentially rise to 3mn t/y, at Egypt’s Red Sea port of Ain Sukhna within the Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone - MEES, 18 March).

German firm Siemens, UK engineering firm Petrofac and Italian firm Eni are amongst a host of other international firms that have set their sights firmly on the prospect of developing the nascent low-carbon technology in Egypt (see table). Renewable energy can be used to create green hydrogen, which can then be combined with nitrogen to create the more easily-transported green ammonia. (CONTINUED - 698 WORDS)