A new MoU between Linde and KazMunyGas (KMG, Kazakhstan’s national oil & gas organisation) will see the two explore the feasibility of large-scale clean hydrogen & ammonia projects in Kazakhstan. The initial focus will be hydrogen & ammonia production from either natural gas with carbon sequestration, or water electrolysis. Development and construction of projects will follow a successful feasibility phase.
“KazMunayGas has a consistent and balanced approach to the decarbonisation projects as part of its adopted Low-Carbon Development Programme. Cooperation with the world’s leading companies is a priority in studying promising projects in this area,” noted Alik Aidarbayev, Chairman of KMG’s Management Board.
“I am glad our company is able to contribute to the process of decarbonisation in Kazakhstan. In particular, jointly with our partner, KazMunayGas, which has taken the lead among other companies in implementing greenhouse gas reduction activities. I am looking forward to being able to bring our large experience in this area to real projects,” emphasised Thomas Hilker, Linde Gas Rus Vice President for Investment in Russia and CIS.Official KMG press release, 1 Nov 2021
Svevind: 3 million tonnes renewable hydrogen per year
As already reported at Ammonia Energy, Kazakhstan’s national investment company and German renewable-developer Svevind signed a deal in June to develop a mega-scale hydrogen & ammonia project. The project entails 45 GW of wind and solar power, 30 GW of electrolysers and 3 million tonnes of renewable hydrogen per year, destined for export or local use to produce ammonia, steel or aluminium.