Chinese energy engineering procurement and construction contractor Energy China International Construction Group is moving to develop a major green hydrogen project in the North African country.

The Shanghai-listed company has signed a memorandum of understanding with Saudi conglomerate Ajlan Bros and Morocco’s Gaia Energy to build a green hydrogen project in the south of the North African nation.

The project describes a green ammounia plant with future output of 1.4 million tonnes per annum — produced from about 320,000 tonnes of green hydrogen — with a 2 gigawatt photovoltaics solar plant as well as a 4 GW wind power project.

The MoU also calls for the project partners to operate and maintain the facilities after completion.

Energy China International Construction said that green hydrogen project will provide clean energy to southern Morocco and Europe.

Based in Benslimane, Morocco, Gaia Energy is one of the leading renewable energy project developers in Africa.

Founded by Zniber Moundir, the company late last year signed strategic agreement with Israeli company H2Pro to co-develop a gigawatt-scale green hydrogen project, starting with a pilot project using 10-20 MW-scale H2Pro electrolyser technology.

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