Chariot completes feasibility study for Mauritanian green hydrogen project

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The UK company Chariot, which focuses on expediting Africa’s energy transition, announced on Monday that it has completed a feasibility study for the ‘Project Nour’ large-scale green-hydrogen project in Mauritania, which has now been submitted to the country’s government. Project Nour is equally owned through a partnership between Chariot’s wholly owned subsidiary Chariot Green Hydrogen and TE H2, a company co-owned by TotalEnergies and EREN Group, and is being developed with the support of Mauritania’s Ministry of Petroleum, Energy, and Mines.

Chariot said that in the first phase of development the project will have a renewable capacity of 3GW, which will power up to 1.6GW of electrolysis capacity and produce 150KT of green hydrogen a year. The aim is to increase this to 10GW of electrolysis capacity, which would make Project Nour one of the world’s largest green-hydrogen projects.

The company explained that the locally produced hydrogen will be used to make green steel and green ammonia for export, adding that the deep-sea port of Nouadhibou will facilitate shipping to European markets. Chariot stated, furthermore, that the next steps for the project include completing the investment framework, the engineering concept study, and acquisition negotiations.

Chariot Green Hydrogen’s CEO commented: “This feasibility study further corroborates how important this project stands to be within the context of the future green-hydrogen market. Nour’s size and scale has the potential to have a material impact both as a domestic and export producer . . . With TE H2 and the Government we will continue to look at how best to bring it into production to maximize value in the near and long term for the benefit of all stakeholders.”

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