When it comes to ambitious projects, Namibia leads the field with a stunning project that will establish the southern African nation as a significant player in the fast-evolving hydrogen market.
In traditional Infra Dig style, the IJGlobal podcast turns the spotlight on the Southern Corridor Development Initiative in Namibia to find out what it’s all about.
IJGlobal editorial director Angus Leslie Melville speaks to Marco Raffinetti, chief executive of Hyphen Hydrogen Energy, the company hoping to pioneer the scale-up of hydrogen production in Namibia.
This is a magnificent plan being driven by the Namibian government that aims to deliver the $9.4 billion project (roughly Namibia’s entire GDP), creating 15,000 jobs , and that – at full development – targets 300,000 metric tons of green hydrogen production per annum.
These hydrogen ambitions will be powered by 5GW of renewable energy generating capacity and 3GW of electrolyser capacity on land owned by the government… and the option to scale up dramatically.
This latest podcast runs for around 30 minutes and delves into everything from an update on the procurement process through to its financing, multilateral support… and so much more.