BP, Mauritania sign green hydrogen pact
BP will carry out studies to evaluate the technical and commercial feasibility of producing green hydrogen in Mauritania.By Shardul Sharma
BP on November 8 signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government of Mauritania to develop green hydrogen projects in the country.
Under the agreement, BP will carry out studies to evaluate the technical and commercial feasibility of producing green hydrogen in Mauritania. It will initially carry out a data collection campaign with studies assessing the suitability of the wind and solar resources in selected locations for large-scale renewable power generation and green hydrogen production.
“We are already developing one of the world’s most innovative gas projects with the support of the Mauritanian government. And we now intend to expand our partnership into low carbon energy by exploring the potential for a world-leading green hydrogen development, which could position Mauritania at the forefront of the energy transition,” Anja-Isabel Dotzenrath, BP’s executive vice president of gas and low carbon energy, said.
BP and partners, including Mauritania’s Societe Mauritanienne Des Hydrocarbures (SMH), are now working toward the completion of the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) Phase 1 LNG project. The development of the offshore project on the border of Mauritania and Senegal was approved in 2018. It is set to produce around 2.3mn metric tons/year of LNG.