RINA joins the African Hydrogen Partnership
Genova (Italy), Port Louis (Mauritius) - 20th February 2023
The African Hydrogen Partnership (AHP) is delighted to welcome RINA as a member.
RINA provides an array of engineering, consultancy, testing, inspection and certification services, dedicated to all participants in the renewable energy and hydrogen sectors. They help operators to meet sustainability targets as well as ensuring compliance to the highest standards of engineering and construction.
RINA intends to actively participate in the development of hydrogen, hydrogen-based
chemicals, electrolysers, fuel cell technology and related business opportunities in Africa.
Andrea Bombardi, Carbon Reduction Executive Vice President at RINA, said,
“This collaboration is very important for RINA, since our global footprint and exposure to multiple markets allows us to establish a bridge between Europe and Africa, both in terms of expertise, opportunities and consistency of policies and regulations. In conjunction with our African footprint, our expertise in technologies enables us to open new hydrogen corridors, supporting local and international initiatives while acting as a system integrator along the entire hydrogen value chain. Due to our expertise in regulatory certification and consulting engineering, we are well positioned to address hydrogen investments and projects, as well as to offer new opportunities in regions with abundant energy resources.”
Dr Innocent Uwuijaren, AHP Director and Chairman, said,
“We are delighted that RINA has joined the AHP. They offer a wide range of services across the whole hydrogen sector, including consulting engineering, inspection, testing and certification of renewable energy and green hydrogen projects. These services are an important part of the overall hydrogen ecosystem which provides assurances to not only plant operators but also investors and regulators. We look forward to working together to accelerate the safe deployment of green hydrogen in Africa and I am sure that RINA's services will be of value to other AHP members."
Founded in Genova, Italy in 1861 as a ship classification society, RINA currently employs 5,300 staff from 200 offices in 70 countries around the world, including South Africa, Angola, Egypt, Ivory Coast, Tunisia, Mozambique and Morocco. The company offers a wide range of services through the entire hydrogen value chain.
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