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Namibia

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Exporting Green Hydrogen

With its abundant, world-class renewable energy resources and increasing demand for green hydrogen worldwide, Namibia is quickly emerging as an early entrant in this new market and has ambitions of becoming the leading exporter of Green Hydrogen in Africa. 

 

The development of complementary engines of growth through the accumulation of new productive capacities and know-how in strategic sectors is vital to ensure the growing complexity of Namibia’s economy. Moreover, the development of such engines is necessary to cushion the Namibian economy from unusual and external risk factors. A preliminary analysis by the World Bank of the green hydrogen market and levelized cost of hydrogen (LCOH) shows that Namibia could produce highly competitive green ammonia.

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For more information please see the Greeen Hydrogen | Nambia report or contact the Namibia Investment and Development Board (NIPDB) directly.

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Southern Corridor Development Initiative (SCDI)

The Namibian Government plans to launch an RFP for the development of Green Hydrogen industries across the country. This document highlights the key considerations for the first site (SCDI) in the South of Namibia. Given the infancy of the market, potential bidders are encouraged to support the Government with preliminary views and comments on the proposed approach to manage the RFP and subsequent industry development.

The SCDI shall include a portfolio of complimentary projects and infrastructure that maximizes the opportunity presented by green hydrogen and ammonia for the country, including:

  • A green hydrogen and ammonia plant with Wind, Solar, Electrolysis and desalination assets)

  • A new deep-water port in Luderitz

  • A wind blade manufacturing plant

  • A green steel plant and fertilizer plant

  • Ammonia supply to the green scheme near Neckartal dam

  • Transmission Assets


Enquiries/Responses: Francois Van Schalkwyk
Email: scdi.greenhydrogen@nipdb.com

For the SCDI document click HERE.

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June 2021 - James Mnyupe in Europe

The Namibian Government is keen to develop international partnerships and strategic collaborations with public and private stakeholders from all over the world in order to promote the growth of competitive and sustainable green hydrogen value chains in Namibia. James Mnyupe, Economic Advisor to President Hage Geingob, recently visited a number of countries during a European green hydrogen fact-finding and marketing mission in order to engage potential partners and investors and promote Namibia as an ideal location for green hydrogen projects.  

While in Antwerp, Belgium, James Mnyupe joined personalities such as Frans Timmermans, Vice-President of the European Commission, and Alexander De Croo, Prime Minister of Belgium, at CMB Tech’s opening of the world’s first multimodal hydrogen refuelling station which will be used to power ships, tube trailers, buses and cars. 

Green hydrogen will play an instrumental role in helping the world to de-carbonise industries and transition to clean and circular economies. Through the production of green hydrogen and its derivative fuels, Namibia will not only reduce its own greenhouse gas emissions but also be ideally positioned to assist other countries to achieve carbon neutrality by participating in international green hydrogen import chains. 

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