UK Firm Plans 12GW Green Hydrogen Project in Mozambique

JER Group has already secured permits for 10,000 hectares of land.

By Chriselle Moraes on
26th July 2023

The UK’s Jearrard Energy Resources (JER Group) is planning to build a 12GW solar-to-hydrogen operation in Mozambique.

The project includes the construction of a 125km pipeline and a port.

The company says it has secured land permits or DUATs from the government for about 10,000 hectares. DUATs grant long-term land usage rights to the holder for renewable periods of 50 years. 

Construction is expected to commence in the first quarter of 2024. Upon completion, the facility will produce more than 4,000 tonnes of green hydrogen a day or 1.5 million tonnes a year.

According to local media, the land has been secured in Inhambane Province, and the hydrogen will be piped to a proposed new port at Morrumbene for export.

Connect Plus Energy LDA is named as JER’s local partner.

JER Group will be working with governments and industrial partners to co-develop and fund the project on land it has prepared.

JER Group is also planning a 12GW green hydrogen project in South Africa. The company has reached agreements with landowners for 12,000 hectares in the Northern Cape. It hopes to begin construction there by the third quarter of 2024.

Photo: Hydrogen facility (© Audioundwerbung | Dreamstime)

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