Emirati renewable energy firm, AMEA Power, has signed two memorandum of understandings (MoUs with Mauritania for the development of a 100 MW wind farm and 100 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in the West African nation at the COP28 in Dubai, UAE.
The projects is to pave the way for the establishment of a 1 GW green hydrogen project in-country.
The company has signed several MoUs during the summit aimed at expanding its footprint in renewable energy ventures in Africa.
These include an agreement to develop a 300 MW wind farm in Ethiopia, representing the country’s first Independent Power Producer; a 200 MW Paka geothermal project in Kenya; the expansion of its flagship solar PV plant in Togo; a solar and battery project in Djibouti; and a 200 MW solar PV power plant in Mozambique.
At the previous edition of COP, AMEA Power signed an agreement with the Egyptian Government to spearhead a 1,000 MW green hydrogen project, targeting the production of 800,000 tonnes of green ammonia annually, primarily for export.
Following Egypt’s lead, Mauritania is now actively engaging in the green hydrogen race, aspiring to emerge as a hub for production and export by 2030.
Other notable projects contributing to this vision include AMAN by CWP Global and NOUR by Chariot Energy and TotalEnergies.