The Belgian firm John Cockerill, world leader in alkaline electrolysis, concluded a strategic agreement with a Moroccan company to develop the hydrogen sector in Morocco.
The high point of this partnership: the creation of a gigafactory dedicated to the manufacture of electrolyzers and offering integrated green hydrogen solutions in Morocco, a first of its kind on the African continent.
This partnership should enable John Cockerill to ” contribute to Moroccan and global renewable energy and green hydrogen objectives the company said. This gigafactory plant will produce large-scale electrolysers for an integrated green hydrogen sector in Morocco.
John Cockerill and his partner will also develop a green hydrogen value chain in Morocco, while creating local expertise and jobs in this growing field. With a production capacity of high power alkaline electrolysers (5 MW +/Stack Electrolyser), the joint venture will be able to produce green hydrogen at competitive prices.
These advances in the hydrogen industry will help major local industries build a national energy ecosystem focused on renewable energies such as photovoltaics and wind power. The establishment of the plant is based on the experience of John Cockerill in the development of large-scale hydrogen production solutions for its customers. ” We are honored to be able to contribute to Morocco’s energy transition and to develop together a local ecosystem around hydrogen technologies “said Raphaël Tilot, CEO of John Cockerill Hydrogen.
He further added “ We are honored to be able to contribute to Morocco’s energy transition. Like the great successes of the Kingdom, particularly in aeronautics and automotive, we are determined to establish together such a local ecosystem around hydrogen technologies. “.