Hyrasia One, Svevind Energy’s Kazakhstan-based renewable hydrogen and ammonia mega-project, has entered the pre-FEED phase. Located on the Kazakh Steppe in the Mangystau region, at full capacity the project is expected to produce 2 million tonnes of renewable hydrogen per year (or 11 million tonnes per year ammonia equivalent).
Set to conclude at the end of this year, the pre-FEED phase will constitute two components, focusing first on the wind and solar parks to achieve the required 40 GW renewable energy capacity, and second on the industrial-scale facility for hydrogen and ammonia production. Required utilities, desalination plants, air separation units, water management and electrolyser types will also be determined as part of this phase.
Geological drilling has begun to enable the assessment of underground geological formations to unearth data for subsequent stages. To do this, Svevind has partnered with Genesis, a subsidiary of French engineering and technology company Technip Energies.
Since an investment agreement was signed with the Kazakh government in October last year, environmental impact assessments are ongoing. With pre-FEED commenced, the project’s next steps will be a full environmental & social impact assessment ahead of FID in 2026. Construction is expected to start in 2027, with first deliveries in 2030. Full capacity is projected for 2032 onwards.
The Hyrasia One project seeks to utilise Kazakhstan’s huge wind and solar energy resources, complemented by strong political ambition by the Kazakh, German and European governments to bring ‘green molecules’ online. The central Asian country is also suitably located to become a major hub in the hydrogen market, sitting between major European markets and demand centres in East Asia.
With the availability of raw materials such as rare earths, renewable energy will enable the production of downstream products such as green steel, aluminium, fertilisers, and cement in Kazakhstan, boosting the economy and creating jobs.
The project partners aim to offer at least 90% of the jobs created at the project’s operational phase to Mangystau region locals. To build capacity, Svevind is part-funding the Mangystau School for Sustainable Engineering, to upskill young Kazakhs with engineering know-how for sustainable projects.
We are pleased to draw on our advisory excellence through our affiliate Genesis to support SVEVIND Energy Group in this ambitious green hydrogen and derivatives project. While strengthening our long-lasting presence in Kazakhstan, this project illustrates the need to bridge the gap between green electrons to molecules to build a sustainable future.Charles Cessot, SVP T.EN X Consulting and Products of Technip Energies in Hyrasia One’s official press release, 21 June 2023
With Hyrasia one we will play our part in this green transition. The project will produce hydrogen or ammonia at industrial scale, and it has the potential to supply large amounts to European or Asian markets while still significantly contributing to the green transition of the Kazakh economy.Hyrasia One CEO Wolfgang Kropp in his organisation’s official press release, 21 June 2023