New project details emerge: 10 million tonnes per year!
Following on from an initial MoU signed at COP26 in November 2021, CWP Global and the Mauritanian government have signed a framework agreement this week to develop the AMAN mega-project (download pdf). The announcement included further project details:
The AMAN project, located in the Dakhlet Nouadhibou and Inchiri regions of Mauritania, will include 18GW of wind capacity and 12GW of solar capacity. It will generate approximately 110 TWh at full capacity and is expected to produce 1.7 million tons per annum of green hydrogen or 10 million tons per annum of green ammonia for local use and export.More projects details in CWP Global’s official press release (download pdf), 25 May 2022
CWP Global also indicates that mega-scale renewable hydrogen & ammonia will not be the only products to come from AMAN:
In addition to its massive green hydrogen and green ammonia potential, AMAN will also provide cheap electricity, as well as over 50 million m3 of fresh water to local communities and agriculture, obtained from desalination of ocean water. A pilot project will also work to provide 60 hydrogen transport buses for public use, with zero emissions.Additional benefits of the AMAN project, in CWP Global’s official press release (download pdf), 25 May 2022
This follows news in April this year that CWP Global has selected US-based Bechtel to take the lead on development & engineering for the AMAN project. Speaking to the announcement at a forum in the capital Nouakchott, Mauritanian Minister of Petroleum, Energy and Mines Abdessalem Ould Mohamed Saleh emphasized that careful engagement and planning was key to progressing a mega-project like AMAN:
We are excited to be taking the next step forward with this monumental project, which promises to deliver immense benefits not only for Mauritania but for key economic sectors globally as the world accelerates its journey to net zero by 2050 or sooner…
The new Framework Agreement details the necessary next steps, which we will pursue in close collaboration with the CWP team. The massive scale and ambition of the project, combined with CWP’s strong reputation for deep community engagement and forging successful long-term partnerships, give us the confidence that AMAN will be a game-changing project with many positive contributions to Mauritania’s economic development and sustainable growth.Mauritanian Minister of Petroleum, Energy and Mines Abdessalem Ould Mohamed Saleh in CWP Global’s official press release (download pdf), 25 May 2022