Chariot to work on setting up a 10 GW green hydrogen development in Mauritania


Earlier today, Chariot signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Mauritanian Ministry of Petroleum, Mines & Energy to progress Project Nour, a potential green hydrogen development of up to 10 GW.

Under the MoU, Project Nour has been given exclusivity over 14,400km2 of onshore and offshore area where pre-feasibility and feasibility studies will be conducted to generate solar and wind power used in electrolysis to split water and produce green hydrogen and oxygen. This deviates from the traditional splitting method that uses natural gas.

Project Nour has been allocated over 14,400 km2 of onshore and offshore areas. Map: Chariot

“Benefiting from Mauritania’s world class solar and wind resources, Project Nour has the potential to allow Mauritania to produce the cheapest green hydrogen in Africa and to become one of the world’s main producers and exporters of green hydrogen and its derivative products, close to potential large European markets,” Chariot said in a statement today.

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