ICEX and the Commercial Office of Spain in Johannesburg, in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy of Namibia, organize a webinar that will be held on March 22 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in which James Mnyupe, Economic Advisor to the President of Namibia, will report on green hydrogen projects planned in that country, some of which already have funding. Next, a presentation of the capacities of Spanish companies in this field will take place.
The Namibian government is betting heavily on positioning itself as a leader in this new industry. In November 2021, the country's first vertically integrated green hydrogen project was awarded. This project is valued at 9,400 million euros, and is called to produce 300 tons of green hydrogen per year.
Also in November 2021, it signed an agreement with one of the largest port operators in Europe, the Port of Rotterdam, to create the necessary infrastructure to transport renewable fuels to Europe.
In the second half of 2021, an agreement was signed with Germany for collaboration in research on the production of green hydrogen. Under the agreement, Namibia will receive around €40 million to fund project studies and research on green hydrogen. Germany chose Namibia as its preferred partner in this field due to its low production costs and the clarity of its strategy.