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Astana, Kazakhstan • 23 June, 2023 | 11:03
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Construction of Green Hydrogen Plant Starts in Mangistau

The solar and wind power stations will have a total capacity of 40 GW

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A ceremony of test drilling was held within the construction of a green hydrogen plant in the Karakiya District of Mangistau region with the participation of the Federal President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Alikhan Smailov, QazMonitor reports citing

The project is implemented by the renowned German company Svevind within the framework of the Investment Agreement signed during the visit of the European Council President Charles Michel to Kazakhstan last October. It is planned to build solar and wind power stations with a total capacity of 40 GW in Mangistau during the implementation. This will allow to produce up to 2 million tons of green hydrogen or 11 million tons of green ammonia per year.

The start of geological drilling will make it possible to obtain important data for precise analysis of subsurface rocks and elaboration of the following stages. The project gives Kazakhstan the opportunity to increase its ability to supply large volumes of hydrogen or ammonia to European and Asian markets, as well as accelerate the transition of its economy to environmentally friendly rails.

According to Wolfgang Kropp, head of Svevind, no ‘green’ hydrogen production project of this scale has yet been implemented in the world.

Moreover, during the visit to the plant site a contract with the consulting company Genesis, a branch of the French engineering and technology company Technip Energies was signed to conduct preliminary design and survey work (pre FEED). These studies will help to make important technological decisions and conduct detailed planning for the construction of the plant.
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