A construction plan for a green hydrogen production plant was presented during a meeting between Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and President of the European Council Charles Michel today in Akorda, QazMonitor reports citing Central Communications Service.
The production plant will be built in the Mangistau region with the capacity to produce 2 million tons of hydrogen annually.
German investor and project developer Svevind Group are responsible for the project.
The outline also involves the construction and operation of a desalination plant with a capacity of 255 thousand cubic meters per day, a 40 GW renewable energy (wind and solar) station, and the production of 20 GW of electrolyzed water for export and domestic consumption.
Implementation of the project will create about 3,500 jobs during construction and about 1,800 new permanent jobs during the period of phased commissioning of the facilities. German and Kazakh universities are expected to cooperate to train personnel in the Mangistau region.
Last year, Svevind Energy signed an agreement with Kazakh Invest National Company to install wind and solar farms with a total capacity of 45GW in mainly steppe areas in Western and Central Kazakhstan.