Client: HYPHEN Hydrogen Energy (Pty) Ltd
Hyphen - Proposed Green Hydrogen Export Project in the Tsau//Khaeb National Park
In November 2021, the Namibian government issued a notice of award stating its intention to appoint HYPHEN Hydrogen Energy (Pty) Ltd (Hyphen) as the preferred bidder to develop the country’s first large-scale export focussed green hydrogen (H2) project (the ‘Project’). The agreement grants Hyphen the right to operate the Project for 40 years with operations set to begin in 2026.
The proposed green H2 export Project, worth an estimated US$ 9.4 billion, will consist of 5 to 7 gigawatts (GW) of wind and solar renewable energy facilities, as well as support infrastructure comprising a desalination plant, an electrolyser, pipelines, powerlines, battery storage, access roads, ammonia synthesis, port facilities, and an overall increase in economic and development activities in the Lüderitz area. The generation infrastructure for the proposed Project will be in two concession areas (namely Springbok and Dolphin) in the Tsau //Khaeb National Park (TKNP) with linear infrastructure linking the generation site to the marine export facilities close to the Port of Lüderitz.
SLR Environmental Consulting (Namibia) has been appointed by Hyphen to: