German investor and project developer Svevind Energy and Kazakhstan’s investment promotion agency have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop what would be by far the world’s largest single-nation green hydrogen facility planned to date.

Svevind plans to install wind and solar arrays with a combined capacity of 45GW in flat steppe areas in western and central Kazakhstan, which would feed 30GW of electrolysers to produce about three million tonnes of green hydrogen per year.

The H2 could either be exported directly to growing Eurasian markets, or used locally to produce high-value green products such as fossil-free ammonia, steel or aluminium, Svevind said.