Africa

FPSO vessel for the bp-operated Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project successfully sets sail for project site

The floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel for the bp-operated Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) liquefied natural gas (LNG) project has started its journey towards the project site off the coasts of Mauritania and Senegal. The FPSO set sail on 20 January 2023 from Qidong, China after successfully completing a series of sea trials following construction over the past three and half years. It will now travel 12,000 nautical miles via Singapore to its final destination – around 40km offshore on the maritime border of the neighbouring countries.

Savannah Energy Acquires Exxon’s 672-Mile Chad-Cameroon Pipeline

Exxon Mobil Corp. on Friday closed a $407 million sale of its operations in Central Africa's Chad and Cameroon to London-listed firm Savannah Energy Plc. The deal will see the British firm will take over Exxon's 40% indirect interest in the Chad-Cameroon export transportation system — a 1,081-km (672-mile) pipeline and floating storage and offloading facility offshore in Cameroon. Savannah has operated in Nigeria and Niger.

Mozambique’s first LNG cargo departs from Coral Sul FLNG, offshore the Rovuma basin

Eni, as Delegated Operator of the Coral South project on behalf of its Area 4 Partners (ExxonMobil, CNPC, GALP, KOGAS and ENH), informs that the first shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) produced from the Coral gas field, in the ultra-deep waters of the Rovuma Basin, has just departed from Coral Sul Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) facility.

bp and Mauritania to explore green hydrogen at scale

bp today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Mauritania under which it will deliver an innovative programme exploring the potential for large-scale production of green hydrogen in the country. Building on bp’s existing strong relationships with the country, the agreement could be an important step towards the development of significant green hydrogen production in Mauritania.

Green Hydrogen Pilot Projects in Morocco

Chariot Limited, the Africa focused transitional energy group (Chariot), Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) and Oort Energy (Oort), collectively the “Parties”, are pleased to announce they have agreed to collaborate on green hydrogen pilot projects in Morocco. Utilising a polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) electrolyser system, patented by Oort, which splits water to produce hydrogen and oxygen using renewable energy, this partnership will run initial proof of concept projects while evaluating the feasibility of the implementation of large scale green hydrogen and ammonia production.

ACWA Power and Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC) set to explore green hydrogen projects in South Africa

ACWA Power, a leading Saudi developer, investor, and operator of power generation, water desalination and green hydrogen plants worldwide, and the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC), a government-owned Development Finance Institution, today signed an extensive memorandum of understanding (MoU) exploring a partnership in the development of green hydrogen and its derivatives in the Republic of South Africa.

NLNG announces Force Majeure

Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) has declared force majeure on product supplies from its production facilities on Bonny Island, Nigeria following the declaration of force majeure by all its upstream gas suppliers.

W. R. Grace & Co. Welcomes New UNIPOL® Polypropylene Technology Licensee in Egypt

W. R. Grace & Co. (Grace), the leading independent supplier of polyolefin catalyst and polypropylene (PP) technology, has licensed its UNIPOL® PP technology to Red Sea National Petrochemicals Co. (Red Sea Co.). As a leading force driving further development of the petrochemicals industry in Egypt, Red Sea Co. is establishing a state-of-the-art, integrated refinery and petrochemicals complex to produce polyolefins, as well as PET polyester.

Hyphen Hydrogen Energy Progresses Its Planned US$10 bn Namibian Green Hydrogen Project

Hyphen Hydrogen Energy (Hyphen) is making positive progress on its discussions with the Namibian Government as it moves towards signature of the Implementation Agreement before the end of the year for its planned US$10 bn Namibian green hydrogen project. Material progress has been made since Hyphen’s last announcement at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in May this year, when it laid out an ambitious timeline to realise this transformative project.

Eni Acquires the Tango FLNG to Produce and Export LNG from the Republic of Congo

Eni informs that it has acquired the company Export LNG Ltd, which owns the Tango FLNG floating liquefaction facility, from Exmar group. The facility will be used by Eni in the Republic of Congo, as part of the activities of the natural gas development project in the Marine XII block, in line with Eni's strategy to leverage gas equity resources.

Fortescue Future Industries partners with Government of the Republic of Djibouti on green hydrogen

Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) is partnering with the Government of the Republic of Djibouti to conduct studies with a view to developing green hydrogen production.

Coral South Introduces Hydrocarbons to FLNG Offshore Mozambique

Eni, as Upstream Delegated Operator of Area 4 on behalf of its partners ExxonMobil, CNPC, GALP, KOGAS and ENH, announces that the Coral South Project has safely achieved the introduction of hydrocarbons to the Coral Sul Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) plant from the Coral South reservoir offshore Mozambique.

Masdar signs landmark agreements to develop 4 GW-capacity green hydrogen plants in Egypt by 2030

Masdar, one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies, and Hassan Allam Utilities, the investment and development arm of Hassan Allam Holding Group, announced today that they have signed two Memorandums of Understanding with leading Egyptian state-backed organizations to cooperate on the development of green hydrogen production plants in the Suez Canal Economic Zone and on the Mediterranean coast.

The Republic of Congo and Eni agree to increase gas production and supply

In the presence of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Congo Jean-Claude Gakosso, of the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Luigi di Maio, and of the Italian Minister for Ecological Transition, Roberto Cingolani, the Minister of Hydrocarbons of the Republic of Congo, Bruno Jean Richard Itoua, and the CEO of Eni, Claudio Descalzi, signed a letter of intent in Brazzaville today to increase gas production and export. Following the signature, a meeting was held with the President of the Republic of Congo, Denis Sassou Nguesso.

Massive Nigerian Refinery Due Online by the end of 2022

The privately owned Dangote refinery currently under construction in Nigeria is expected online by the end of the year, according to recent comments from Dangote Group Executive Devakumar Edwin. This complex will have a total capacity for 650,000 barrels per day upon completion.

Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company and DNV sign MOU to develop strategies to decarbonize Egypt’s petroleum sector

Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) and DNV signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop a supporting hub to evaluate the technical and economic feasibility of decarbonizing the Egyptian Petroleum sector.

Egypt project to produce 300,000 tons of green hydrogen per year

Preliminary approval has been granted to H2-Industries by the General Authority for Suez Canal Economic Zone (SC°Zone) for the development of a 1GW LOHC Hydrogen Hub at East Port-Said which will be the first project of its type in the world. The hydrogen plant will be fed with 4 million tons of organic waste and non-recyclable plastic per year secured at the Mediterranean entrance to the canal. The Suez Canal Project will produce 300,000 tons of green hydrogen per year at half the levelized cost of current green hydrogen production technologies, taking the cost even lower than current levels for low-carbon and grey hydrogen production

Large Nigerian Refinery Due Online by End of 2022

The 650,000 barrel per day Dangote refinery in Nigeria is currently going through test runs for a full startup in the second half of 2022, according to Dangote company officials. Precommissioning for some production units began late last year.

GEI Hydrogen Project Playbook – 2021 In Numbers

The GEI Data Research Team looks at the new hydrogen projects added to our database and the progress made on existing developments.

An Unremarkable Year?

The year 2021 is unlikely to go down in history as a particularly memorable one for the world of liquefied natural gas.

GEI Hydrogen Project Playbook – Issue 4

The GEI Data Research Team looks at the new hydrogen projects added to our database and the progress made on existing developments.

Plug Power selected by Fertiglobe's Green Hydrogen consortium to deliver 100MW electrolyzer for Green Ammonia

Plug Power Inc. a leading provider of turnkey hydrogen solutions for the global green hydrogen market, today announces it has been selected by Fertiglobe the strategic partnership between OCI NV and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Scatec ASA, the Sovereign Fund of Egypt and Orascom Construction, as the technology provider for a 100 megawatts electrolyzer to produce green hydrogen as feedstock for up to 90,000 tons of green ammonia production at EBIC in Ain Sokhna, Egypt.

GEI Hydrogen Project Playbook – Issue 3

The GEI Data Research Team looks at the new hydrogen projects added to our database and the progress made on existing developments. Issue 2 of the Hydrogen Project Playbook looks at October. Fifty-seven new projects were added to our database in the month of October across, green, blue, turquoise and transportation hydrogen. These projects are either under construction, planned or proposed.

Enapter Claim Earthshot Prize

The Earthshot Prize award ceremony took place on the 17 October 2021 at London’s Alexandra Palace.

GEI Hydrogen Project Playbook – Issue 2

The GEI Data Research Team looks at the new hydrogen projects added to our database and the progress made on existing developments. Issue 2 of the Hydrogen Project Playbook looks at September.

Construction Begins for Southern Libya Refinery

The Libya National Oil Company recently announced that the construction process for an upcoming refinery in Southern Libya had officially begun. This project has been on hold for many years until plans were revived in 2017.

MoU for Development of Large-Scale Green Hydrogen Project in Mauritania

The Government of Mauritania, through the Ministry of Petroleum, Mines & Energy and Chariot, the Africa focused transitional energy company, are pleased to announce that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) to progress a potential green hydrogen development, denominated as “Project Nour”, of up to 10GW

Will Hydrogen Take Off in the Aviation Sector?

As the world recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic, business and leisure air travel will become a viable option again, the need to move people across the globe will return and the aviation industry plays a key role in this.

OLAX Engineering Wins Significant PMC Agreement for Nigeria’s BUA Refinery

OLAX Engineering of the United Kingdom announced this week that it had been awarded an Owners Engineers and Project Management Services Contract for the upcoming FEED phase of the grassroots BUA refinery to be placed in Ibeno, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.

GEI Hydrogen Project Playbook – Issue 1

The GEI Data Research Team looks at the new hydrogen projects added to our database. Forty-one new projects were added to our database in the last four weeks across green, turquoise, blue and transportation hydrogen all are currently planned or proposed.

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