Oracle Power and CET complete feasibility study on 400MW hydrogen project

Oracle Power has completed another technical and commercial feasibility study on its green hydrogen and green ammonia project in Pakistan.

China Electric Power Equipment and Technology (CET) undertook the study on the project, which is being developed by joint venture company, Oracle Energy Limited.

It’s targeting a 400MW capacity and an annual production of 55,000 tonnes of green hydrogen. The study confirms that the project can deploy 800MW of solar, 500MW of wind power, and 450MWh of battery energy storage to support hydrogen production.

Located in the Thatta district of Sindh province, the study also evaluated regulatory and environmental considerations during the construction phase. Being situated in the Gharo-Jhimpir wind corridor positions the plant strategically for the potential future supply of green hydrogen to Pakistan and its neighbouring economies.

Last September (2023), Oracle Power announced the completion of a technical and feasibility study carried out by thyssenkrupp Uhde, which determined the required power input to produce 140 tonnes of green hydrogen per day is approximately 360MW of electrolyser capacity.

Read more:Oracle Power completes feasibility study for 400MW Pakistan green hydrogen project

CET led the most recent study, a wholly owned subsidiary of State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), Shanghai Investigation, and Design and Research Institute Co (SIDRI).

Both Oracle and CET are actively exploring safe and cost-effective systems for green hydrogen shipment and transportation.

Oracle’s CEO, Naheed Memon, claimed the study for 1.3GW of renewable power at the company’s Jhimpir site de-risks the project and “provides a clearer pathway for accelerated development activities.”

Memon added, “We continue to work on the completion of the grid interconnectivity feasibility studies in collaboration with SGCC, as well as geotechnical and environmental studies, which will follow soon after, leading us into the FEED stage and future confirmation of potential off-take and financing arrangements.”

H2 View spoke to Memon in 2023, who claimed the company is on a “very ambitious timeline” for its project in Pakistan, aiming for final investment decision this year (2024).

Read more:Oracle Energy’s CEO targets FID on Pakistan green hydrogen project within 18 months


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