Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) for the development of an export terminal facility for hydrogen initiatives at its seven commercial seaports.

TNPA said in a statement on Monday that the new developments were being planned in support of South Africa’s transition to a low-carbon economy.

The RFI will assess market interest in developing, designing, constructing, financing, operating, and maintaining an import and export terminal for hydrogen initiatives. This includes green hydrogen, green ammonia, green methanol, and or grey hydrogen at the ports of Cape Town, Durban, East London, Mossel Bay, Ngqura, Port Elizabeth, and Saldanha.

“The introduction of this initiative is part of TNPA’s strategic projects that enable Just Transition, making it a step closer to enabling greener shipping and decarbonisation of the company’s marine fleet in order to remain globally competitive,” said TNPA sector specialist, renewable energy, Amanda Makgoga.

The project is in line with the Hydrogen Society Roadmap for South Africa, approved by Cabinet in 2021, and the National Development Plan 2030, which aims to grow economically inclusive and environmentally sustainable investment in the energy sector.

RFI documents can be accessed on the National Treasury’s e-tender publication portal or via Transnet’s website.

The deadline for submission of RFI responses is 16:00 on January 31, 2024.

Requests for clarification of the RFI may be emailed to

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