LONDON – Mauritania’s Ministry of Petroleum, Mines and Energy and Chariot have entered a memorandum of understanding to progress Project Nour, a potential green hydrogen development of up to 10 GW.
This will cover a 14,400-sq km (5,560-sq mi) offshore/onshore area. Pre-feasibility and feasibility studies will investigate electricity generation from solar and wind resources: this will be used in electrolysis to split water in order to produce green hydrogen and oxygen.
Chariot will assess the available wind and solar potential, also conducting environmental impact, macro-economic and social impact studies.
Project Nour, the company claims, could lead to Mauritania producing the lowest-cost green hydrogen in Africa.
In its latest results statement, Chariot also issued a progress report on its proposed subsea-to-shore development of Morocco’s Anchois gas field.
Current plans call for an initial two wells tied into a subsea manifold with a 40-km (25-mi) offshore flowline connected to an onshore gas processing plant.
From there, a 40-km pipeline would connect to the trunk pipeline that takes gas to southern Europe.