Having established an equally owned consortium, the partners hope to progress on the in-depth feasibility study and offtake for green hydrogen, with a view to further evaluate green hydrogen opportunities in Africa together.

The focus of the studies will be the proposed Project Nour, which Chariot, and the Government of Mauritania recently announced had seen successful pre-feasibility studies.

Read more: Successful pre-feasibility study could see Mauritania become a hydrogen powerhouse

Project Nour plans to install up to 10GW of electrolysis capacity, making it one of the largest projects of its kind, globally, by 2030. Chariot has already signed a Framework Agreement with the Government of Mauritania, mapping out the next phases of development.

Through the project, the consortium partners anticipate contributing to sustainable economic development in the African nation. H2 View understands the project is planned to see the export of green hydrogen to Europe to secure energy supplies and cut emissions.

In July (2022), a joint Siemens Energy and Roland Berger report highlighted the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region’s potential as an export of green hydrogen, noting the geo-political significance export to Europe.

Read more: Report highlights MEA region’s potential as green hydrogen exporter

Fabienne Demol, Executive Vice-President & Global Head of Business Development at Total Eren, said, “We believe that green hydrogen is going to be an essential part of the energy mix in the future, and we are delighted to enter into this new partnership on a continent where our strategic shareholder, TotalEnergies, holds a strong footprint. Our skillsets complement Chariot’s well, and we intend to share our expertise throughout the project’s development.

“I also would like to take the opportunity to thank the Mauritanian authorities for their support and collaboration. We look forward to taking the next steps on the Project together with Chariot.”

Adonis Pouroulis, CEO of Chariot added, “We are delighted to have further cemented our partnership with Total Eren, a world-class leader in renewable energies. We look forward to working together on this highly important green hydrogen development in Mauritania.

“Having a partner of such calibre, who shares our vision and focus for the future, is a key part of developing this valuable asset and marks an important step forward in Project Nour’s evolution. We are keen to continue to expand our green hydrogen project portfolio and, as with our renewables business, we look forward to collaborating on further opportunities alongside Total Eren in the future.”

H2 View’s Munich Investment Roundtable

Making Hydrogen Happen

The business case is proven. The necessity is evident. The technology is both proven and ready. The stakeholders are well-established, and the innovators and market disruptors are continually emerging. The policy pieces of the jigsaw are slotting into place. The most pressing challenge now for the hydrogen society is scale up and investment. It’s about definitively making hydrogen happen.

Join H2 View on November 9-10 as we look to close 2022 with all the impetus and interconnections in place for 2023 and beyond, with an inaugural Investment Roundtable event dedicated to bringing investors and innovators together under one roof. This Investment Roundtable will be a one-and-a-half-day event devoted to providing thought leadership, insights, and case studies, combined with speed networking and business pitches to enable a true climate for action and investment. 

Calling all investors – this is your opportunity to meet your partner in hydrogen of tomorrow…

Calling all innovators – this is your opportunity to secure the right partner, make it happen and learn from the success stories in green hydrogen today…

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