Belgian DEME to build green hydrogen production facility in Egypt

Last Saturday, Dredging company DEME signed a cooperation agreement with the Egyptian government to establish an industrial-scale green hydrogen production facility in Egypt’s western desert. The wind and solar energy infrastructure will be located 70 kilometers away and connected to the factory by a high-voltage line.

The new HYPORT green hydrogen production plant will be located in the Port of Gargoub’s industrial zone, the country’s newest commercial and industrial zone on Egypt’s Mediterranean coast. In the first phase, the company aims to produce 320,000 tons of green ammonia, a hydrogen carrier, annually.

Flagship project in Oman

HYPORT Gargoub is the second project within DEME HYPORT Energy’s portfolio to achieve a comprehensive agreement and land reservation, following its flagship project, HYPORT Duqm, in Oman.

DEME HYPORT Energy is pursuing a fully integrated strategy to ensure that each project generates and transmits all the necessary electricity and water – resulting in 100% green hydrogen molecules.

‘Ambitious strategy’

Luc Vandenbulcke, CEO of DEME: “DEME HYPORT Energy, which consolidates all of our green hydrogen interests, is a cornerstone of our sustainability strategy. We are committed to establishing ourselves as a global player in the green hydrogen space. By leveraging our well-established presence in
countries such as Egypt, we are poised to turn this ambitious strategy into reality.”


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