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John Cockerill advances plans for electrolyzer gigafactory in Morocco

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John Cockerill and a leading Moroccan energy company have reached an agreement to create a joint venture offering integrated green hydrogen solutions in Morocco. In particular, the agreement is aimed at creating a gigafactory dedicated to the manufacture of electrolyzers.

From this plant – the first of its kind in Africa, John Cockerill and its partner will jointly develop a value chain dedicated to green hydrogen in Morocco, allowing at the same time the development of local expertise and jobs in this field. The joint venture will have large-scale manufacturing capabilities for high-powered alkaline electrolyzers with capacity of 5 MW and above.

The establishment of the plant is based on John Cockerill’s extensive experience through its other plants around the world and its ability to offer high-capacity hydrogen production solutions to its customers.

Raphaël Tilot, Executive Chairman of John Cockerill Hydrogen, commented: “We are honored to be able to contribute to the energy transition in Morocco. Just like the Kingdom’s great successes in the aerospace and automotive industries, we are determined to establish such a local ecosystem around hydrogen technologies together.”

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