Chane and Hyphen Hydrogen Energy sign Letter of Intent

Storage of Ammonia

Zaandam, the Netherlands – May 9, 2023 – Hyphen Hydrogen Energy (Hyphen) has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Chane. The LOI covers the proposed important of green ammonia into north-western Europe by Hyphen to supply its customers through the import terminal being developed by Chane, located in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

CEO Hyphen Hydrogen Energy Marco Raffinetti: “This agreement represents another key milestone in our ambition of enabling Namibia’s rise as a global leader in green hydrogen production.”

Over the past year, Hyphen has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with a number of potential European customers, targeting the supply of up to 750,000 tonnes of green ammonia annually.

Marco Raffinetti, CEO of Hyphen Hydrogen Energy, said: “This agreement represents another key milestone in our ambition of enabling Namibia’s rise as a global leader in green hydrogen production. The Port of Rotterdam is a critical hub servicing north-western Europe and has moved rapidly to support the establishment of new green hydrogen import capacity to facilitate this region’s energy transition, with import capacity and access to markets being a key constraint in the supply chain. Chane, is one of the most advanced import terminals under development and we look forward to working with Chane and the Port of Rotterdam to meet first supply of ammonia from our project into Europe by early 2028.”

John Kraakman, CEO of Chane, said: ” We are pleased to work with Hyphen to become a launching customer of our planned Port of Rotterdam import terminal for Ammonia. This cooperation will allow us to further scale-up the multi-million tonne facility. Chane is an experienced independent operator of twenty-one liquid bulk terminals across seven countries, already handling and storing Ammonia. With our current and planned infrastructure, terminals, modalities, and integrated solutions, we play a leading role in facilitating the energy transition.”

CEO Chane John Kraakman: “This cooperation will allow us to further scale-up the multi-million tonne facility.”

Hyphen is targeting annual production of one million tonnes of green ammonia to come on line by the end of 2027, expanding to two million tonnes of green ammonia by 2029.

Media Contact Person Hyphen
For more information contact FTI Consulting:
Christopher Laing: +44 (0)780 923 4126,

Media Contact Person Chane
Tamme Mekkes – Business Development Director

Jasmijn Stolk – Manager of Corporate Communications

About Hyphen
HYPHEN Hydrogen Energy (Pty) Ltd (“Hyphen”) is a Namibian registered green hydrogen development company, specifically formed to develop green hydrogen projects in Namibia for international, regional and domestic supply. Hyphen successfully bid on and has been awarded preferred bidder status on ~4,000km2 of land within the Tsau //Khaeb National Park for the development of Namibia’s first fully vertically integrated GW scale green hydrogen project. The project is being developed as the first step in the implementation of the Government’s strategy for the development of a large scale green hydrogen industry in various regions in Namibia to support both economic growth in Namibia and assist the world in achieving its decarbonisation goals.
This US$10 billion project is planned to be developed in phases, at full development targeting 350,000 metric tons of Green Hydrogen production a year from 5-6GW of renewable generation capacity and 3GW electrolyser, equivalent to 2 million tonnes per annum of green ammonia. The project, once fully developed, will employ an estimate 3,000 people, with 15,000 construction jobs supported over the four-year construction period, over 90% of which are expected to be filled by Namibians.

About Chane
Chane is a leading and independent storage, processing, and logistics company, enabling business growth through integrated and innovative service offerings for liquid bulk products, driving energy transition for a sustainable future by supporting its world-class customers. With 21 strategically located terminals in Europe and a total volume of 5,4 million cubic meters, Chane meets the diversity of its customers’ needs by transporting, storing, blending, and processing a wide range of products, with a focus on safety, reliability and sustainability, targeting a lower carbon footprint through a focus on energy efficiency.

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