"Megaton Moon": The Solar Mega Park

Danish developer GreenGo Energy has announced plans to build Megaton Moon, a 60 GW/190 TWh clean energy park it plans to build in Mauritania, West Africa.

GreenGo Energy has submitted a development application to the Mauritanian Ministry of Petroleum, Energy and Mining for the proposed Megaton Moon project, a project of unique architectural design and strategic location. If the project is approved and implemented, this will be one of the largest clean energy parks in the world.

Karsten Nielsen , CEO of GreenGo Energy comments:

“The climate crisis is real. We need immediate action to achieve the Paris and NetZero commitments. But we also need actions at scale and with impact! Megaton Moon embodies climate action with the ambition to meet 1% of total global green hydrogen demand by 2050 to reach NetZero. Therefore, we only need to complete a hundred projects of this scale and distribute green fuels globally by 2050. This is feasible.”

“Mauritania is ideally positioned to become one of the world's future centers for green hydrogen production for a number of compelling reasons. Mauritania has some of the best solar and wind resources in the world, large areas of suitable flat land and coastal proximity for water and shipping. The cost of producing green hydrogen is half that of northern Europe, potentially lower.

Additionally, the region has some of the most operator-friendly tax policies on the continent, as documented by a history of significant oil and gas investments by global energy majors. "The proximity to freight hubs in the EU is an added benefit."

Megaton Moon is designed to live up to its name, and GreenCo says it will include 60 GW of solar and wind power, as well as 35 GW of hydrogen electrolysis capacity. This is enough to produce 4 million tons of green hydrogen per year or, after further processing, 18 million tons of green ammonia.

GreenGo Energy said it plans to launch the first phase in 2028 and the final three phases between 2033 and 2035. It hopes the project will stimulate local production of solar panels, wind turbine blades and electrolysis components.

"Our government is very satisfied with the Megaton Moon project, in particular with the elements that will foster enormous development potential for our country" says Ibrahima Diagana, national director of GreenGo Energy in Mauritania, and also an expert on the oil and gas industry in the region.

Mauritania is developing a green hydrogen law and its adoption is expected in the first quarter of 2024. Nielsen believes that Mauritania is "in an ideal position to become one of the future global centers of green hydrogen production for a number of compelling reasons. Mauritania has some of the best solar and wind resources in the world, large areas of suitable flat land and coastal proximity for water and shipping.

The cost of producing green hydrogen is half that of northern Europe, potentially lower. Additionally, the region has some of the most operator-friendly tax policies on the continent, as documented by a history of significant oil and gas investments by global energy majors. “Proximity to freight hubs in the EU is an added benefit.”

Agriculture in the desert

The project will use more than 10 TWh of surplus energy to facilitate the development of large-scale local agricultural industries in the desert and create a new green industry, including a local supply chain attracted by a new model of abundant green energy and water supply. cheap.

To support this development, more than 70 million tonnes of desalinated water will be produced each year, three times the amount of water used at the Megaton clean fuel plant.

This connection could place Nouakchott and Mauritania in a successful development cycle. Additionally, the project aims to stimulate urban development through partners who are also driven by the new paradigm of abundant and affordable water and energy resources.

Megaton Moon also in Denmark

The company is also planning a 4 GW Megaton project in Denmark. Agreements have been signed with project engineers and development partners.

Ecoportal.net

With information of: https://www.greengoenergy.com/