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Following the signing of a hydrogen and power purchase agreement, ACWA Power has broken ground on the first phase of a 3,000 ton per year green hydrogen project.
ACWA Power announced that it has launched the first phase of a 3,000 ton per year green hydrogen project in Uzbekistan. The first phase of the project was inaugurated by Shavkat Mirziyoyev, President of Uzbekistan, and Khalid Al Falih, Minister of Investment for Saudi Arabia.
“We are honored that the leadership of Uzbekistan has bestowed their trust in our capabilities to develop the country’s first green hydrogen project,” said Mohammad Abunayyan, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors, ACWA Power. “I would like to extend my gratitude to all those who have contributed to the success of these projects and reaffirm our enduring commitment to continue our collaboration and investment in Uzbekistan's sustainable future.”
The green hydrogen project will be developed in two phases. The first phase is a currently underway 3,000-ton green ammonia pilot project, which followed the signing of hydrogen and power purchase agreements in May of 2023. Upon completion of the second phase, 2.4 GW of wind power will drive the production of 500,000 tons of green ammonia per year.
When the project is finished, this will be ACWA Power’s second utility-scale green hydrogen project alongside the NEOM green hydrogen project in Saudi Arabia. The NEOM project is a joint venture between ACWA Power, NEOM, and Air Products.
“We are witnessing the fruits of our collective labor, and it is a testament to the endless possibilities that emerge when vision meets determination. ACWA Power remains committed to driving sustainable development, creating jobs, and developing future talent as well as fostering long-term economic prosperity while prioritizing environmental stewardship,” said Abunayyan.