Belgium-based engineering firm John Cockerill has signed a joint venture agreement with a Moroccan energy company to offer integrated green hydrogen solutions in the North African country.

The agreement also includes a gigafactory for manufacturing alkaline electrolysers, which will be the first of its kind in Africa, the company said in a statement.

The statement didn’t disclose the name of the Moroccan partner or other financial or construction details but said the high-powered alkaline electrolysers (5MW+/Stack Electrolyser) would enable green hydrogen production in Morocco at the best price.

John Cockerill and its partner will jointly develop a value chain dedicated to green hydrogen in the North African nation, the statement noted, adding that these developments will help large local companies implement a national energy ecosystem focused on renewable energy (photovoltaic and wind).

(Writing by P Deol; Editing by Anoop Menon)