The agreement was signed during German Economy Minister Robert Habeck’s five-day visit to Namibia and South Africa in search of green hydrogen deals to meet Germany’s energy needs.
“This milestone underpins our ambitious targets to export green hydrogen globally from Namibia. By establishing strong connections with policymakers and offtakers across Europe, we are working with the Government of Namibia to develop the industry which will spearhead southern Africa’s role in achieving regional and global decarbonisation goals,” Marco Raffinetti, CEO of Hyphen Hydrogen Energy, said.
Commenting on why RWE is seeking more energy deals in Africa, Ulf Kerstin, Chief Commercial Officer of RWE Supply & Trading, said: “Green molecules are the only way for many industries in Germany to achieve their climate targets. In the long term, Germany’s demand for them will have to be met mainly through imports. That’s why we’re looking forward to progressing the offtake discussions with Hyphen – to bring green ammonia from Namibia to Germany.”