Belgian mechanical engineering company and alkaline specialist John Cockerill has announced a joint venture agreement aimed at the creation of a gigafactory to produce electrolysers in Morocco. Hydrogen Industry Leaders looks at how this aims to establish a local hydrogen ecosystem in Morocco.
The agreement is with an unnamed leading Moroccan energy company and is said to include an alkaline electrolysers of above 5 MW.
Offering an integrated green hydrogen solution, the firm has said that together with its partner it will develop a value chain for green hydrogen production in Morocco.
It is aiming to help local large industries to establish a national energy ecosystem focused on renewable energy sources such as wind and solar.
Executive Chairman of John Cockerill Hydrogen, Raphael Tilot, explained that it is essential to see Morocco’s hydrogen sector elevated: “Just like the Kingdom’s great successes in the aerospace and automotive industries, we are determined to establish such a local ecosystem around hydrogen technologies together.”