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CWA Power to develop Uzbekistan first green hydrogen and green ammonia projects.

Saudi company signs extensive head of terms agreements with Uzbek government to set up a green hydrogen facility and pilot project for a green ammonia.

ACWA Power, a leading Saudi developer, investor, and operator of power generation, water desalination and green hydrogen plants worldwide, has signed extensive heads of terms agreements to develop a green hydrogen facility and a green ammonia pilot project in the Republic of Uzbekistan with the country’s Ministry of Energy and Uzkimyosanoat, a state-owned chemical company.

“While we take pride in getting this initiative off the ground on fast-track basis, we aim to ensure our readiness and establish the right framework and policies that will serve as the foundation for accelerating the development of green hydrogen projects in the future,” he added.

The first green hydrogen project will be an integrated facility and is set to be connected to an existing ammonia plant in Chirchiq, 45 kilometres from Tashkent, the country’s capital. The project is expected to generate 3,000 tonnes of green hydrogen a year.

ACWA Power will oversee the full value chain of integration to this existing infrastructure project to green hydrogen, which is expected to improve the service factor of the facility and reduce its dependence on natural gas. The company has plans for an accelerated development timeline for this facility and is targeting a commissioning date of December 2024.

“We are proud that our giga scale development experience in green hydrogen is making us the preferred choice of partners across the world. As the world continues to grapple with increasing and devastating impact of climate change, the right solutions are the need of the hour. Green hydrogen is considered to be the fuel of the future and we are confident of applying our global expertise in accelerating the development of this vital source of clean energy for Uzbekistan.”

“We are honoured to have committed, like-minded and collaborative partners in the Republic and we will be diligent in our role in providing the best counsel, talent, financing and integrated technological solutions to ensure a greener future for all.”

The second project involves the development of a 500,000-tonne green ammonia feasibility study. Since this project will reduce Uzbekistan’s dependence on natural gas by 600 million cubic metres per year, it is expected to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 1.5 million tonnes annually. The study will conclude by the end of next year. 

Aside from these green hydrogen and green ammonia projects, ACWA Power also has five existing projects in Uzbekistan, including four wind projects and a combined gas cycle turbine facility. The country is the second largest in terms of value for the company after its home market of Saudi Arabia.

About ACWA Power

ACWA Power (TADAWUL:2082) is a developer, investor and operator of power generation, desalinated water and green hydrogen production plants. Registered and established in 2004 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; ACWA Power employs over 3,900 people and is currently present in 12 countries in the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia and Southeast Asia.

ACWA Power’s portfolio comprises 66 projects in operation, advanced development, or construction with an investment value of SAR 255.74 billion (USD 68 billion), with capacity to generate 44.6 GW of power and manage 6.2 million m3/day of desalinated water per day, delivered on a bulk basis to address the needs of state utilities and industries on long term, off-taker contracts under utility services outsourcing and Public-Private-Partnership models.

ACWA Power’s mission is to deliver electricity and desalinated water reliably and responsibly at a low cost, thereby contributing effectively to the sustainable, social and economic development of communities.

ACWA Power to develop Uzbekistan’s first green hydrogen and green ammonia projects, Riyadh, KSA, January 19, 2023

Source : Hydrogen Central

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