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.
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
Enquiries/Responses: Francois Van Schalkwyk
For the SCDI document click HERE.