Another project for Ain Sokhna
Total has signed a new MoU with the General Authority for Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZONE) to develop a renewable ammonia project on the Suez Gulf. The first phase targets production of 300,000 tonnes of renewable ammonia per year, with a final production capacity of 1.5 million tonnes to be reached by 2030.
$10 billion, 6 MoUs and 1.5 million tonnes of renewable ammonia
SCZONE is now involved with an impressive array of renewable hydrogen-based projects to be built near the Suez Canal:
- Scatec’s million-tonnes-per-year ammonia project in Ain Sokhna, to be powered by new-build renewable electricity generation (3 million-tonnes-per-year in the second phase).
- EMEA Power’s 240,000 tonnes-per-year fuel ammonia project (which appears likely to be expanded to 390,000 tonnes-per-year in a second phase).
- This week’s project announcement from Total and Enara capital, adding another 300,000 tonnes of renewable ammonia per year in Ain Sokhna.
- Masdar’s renewable methanol bunker fuel project, which will become a renewable ammonia export project (2.3 million tonnes per year) in its second phase.
- And two green maritime fuel plants: EDF Renewables (methanol), and Maersk (fuel molecule unspecified).