Australian firm Fortescue Metals is planning to develop a 300 megawatts (MW) green ammonia and fertiliser facility in Kenya.

The plans are at an advanced stage and will mark Kenya’s first green ammonia energy production, Business Daily reported.

The facility will boost the African nation's growing clean energy production to meet the peak demand and reduce import bill of fertilisers.

The company will take a final investment decision soon, with work expected to commence this year, the report said.

The cost of the plant, which will be built within the Olkaria Geothermal wells in Naivasha, was not disclosed.
The project will also supply green electricity to Kenya’s grid, the report said.

Geothermal contributes nearly 29% of Kenya’s installed power capacity, followed by hydro at 25%.

Wind and solar account for 12.82% and 7.83%, respectively, as of December 2022.

(Editing by Seban Scaria )