Société Nationale Industrielle et Miniére (SNIM) and AMAN Green Energy will collaborate on a new facility for the production of green direct reduced iron (DRI).

Under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), SNIM and the CWP Global subsidiary will produce millions of tonnes of green iron for export using CWP’s 30GW project ‘AMAN’ in Mauritania.

The proposed hub will be capable of converting Mauritanian raw iron ore into millions of tonnes of green hot briquetted iron (HBI) per year, which will be exported to the European steel industry from 2030.

Green HBI will replace the raw iron processing currently in place at blast furnaces, which are high in carbon emissions. H2 View understands that the project could allow Mauritania to become a “world-leading” producer and exporter of the product.

The AMAN Green Hydrogen Hub was launched in 2020 and is expected to deploy approximately 18GW of wind power and 12GW of solar power once at full scale, potentially producing up to 110TWh each year.

CWP forecasts the project to produce up to 1.7 million tonnes of green hydrogen per year and will have its front-end engineering design (FEED) study ready by 2025, ahead of first production at the end of the decade.

SNIM is recognised as a leading Mauritanian company specialising in the transportation, exploration, mining, processing and export of iron ore. With a 700km railway used for transporting iron ore under its operations, SNIM will supply the local iron ore.

The west African country is proving to be a hotspot for hydrogen production, with GreenGo Energy also announcing plans to develop a 190TWh green energy park last year (2023), boasting the capacity to produce four million tonnes of green hydrogen per year.

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