Tata Steel SEZ and Hygenco Sign MoU for 1 MnTPA Green Hydrogen Project in Odisha

Tata Steel Special Economic Zone Limited and HHP Five Private Limited signed an MoU to establish a green hydrogen and green ammonia project in Odisha's Ganjam district. The project aims to produce 1 million tonnes per annum of green hydrogen in phases, with the initial phase set to be commissioned by December 2026.

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Tata Steel SEZ and Hygenco Sign MoU for 1 MnTPA Green Hydrogen Project in Odisha

Tata Steel SEZ and Hygenco Sign MoU for 1 MnTPA Green Hydrogen Project in Odisha

Tata Steel Special Economic Zone Limited (TSSEZL) and HHP Five Private Limited (Hygenco) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a green hydrogen and green ammonia project at TSSEZL's Gopalpur Industrial Park (GIP) in Odisha's Ganjam district. The agreement, signed on May 3, 2024, aims to produce 1 million tonnes per annum (1 MnTPA) of green hydrogen in phases, with the initial phase scheduled for commissioning by December 2026.

Why this matters: This project marks a significant step towards India'sclean energy transition, contributing to the country's goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. As the global demand for green hydrogen and ammonia grows, India's emergence as a key player in this market could have far-reaching implications for the country's economy and environmental leadership.

Under the MoU, Hygenco will acquire land in Ganjam district to set up its green hydrogen, green ammonia, and derivatives unit. The project solidifies GIP as a green hydrogen and ammonia hub in India, with a total committed capacity of 2.6 MnTPA. Manikanta Naik, Managing Director of TSSEZL, expressed satisfaction with the partnership, stating, "We are very happy to have Hygenco on board with us. With this, the total committed capacity of green hydrogen and green ammonia manufacturing at the Industrial Park is now around 2.6 MnTPA."

Amit Bansal, Founder and CEO of Hygenco, highlighted the company's expertise and ambitions, saying, "Having already demonstrated our mettle by commissioning India's first green hydrogen project earlier this year, we will extend the application of our superior technology to this project, thereby producing the lowest-cost green ammonia for our clients." Hygenco has signed several binding long-term offtakes of green hydrogen in India, including the country's recently commissioned first megawatt scale plant in Hisar, Haryana.

The green ammonia produced at the GIP facility will be exported through the existing Gopalpur Port facility, with the utility corridor currently under development expected to enhance logistics and pipeline connectivity for the project. This agreement is not the first of its kind for TSSEZL, which has previously signed similar agreements with other manufacturers for setting up green hydrogen and ammonia projects of 1.6 MnTPA at Gopalpur Industrial Park.

The Tata Steel SEZ and Hygenco MoU marks a significant step forward in establishing Odisha's Ganjam district as a major hub for green hydrogen and green ammonia production in India. With a total committed capacity of 2.6 MnTPA and the initial phase of the Hygenco project set to be commissioned by December 2026, the partnership aims to contribute to India'sclean energy transitionand position the country as a key player in the global green hydrogen and ammonia market.

Key Takeaways

  • Tata Steel SEZ and Hygenco sign MoU for green hydrogen and ammonia project in Odisha.
  • Project aims to produce 1 MnTPA of green hydrogen in phases, with initial phase by Dec 2026.
  • Gopalpur Industrial Park to become a green hydrogen and ammonia hub with 2.6 MnTPA capacity.
  • Hygenco to acquire land in Ganjam district for the project, with exports via Gopalpur Port.
  • Project contributes to India's clean energy transition and positions it as a key global player.