Tata Steel Special Economic Zone Ltd. (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. Hygenco aims to produce 1 Million Tonnes Per Annum (1 MnTPA) of green hydrogen and green ammonia from this plant in phases, with the initial phase targeted for commissioning by December 2026.

Manikanta Naik, Managing Director of TSSEZL, expressed enthusiasm about the collaboration, highlighting that the total committed capacity of green hydrogen and green ammonia manufacturing at the Industrial Park is now around 2.6 MnTPA, solidifying GIP’s position as a green fuel hub in India. Amit Bansal, Founder and CEO of Hygenco, emphasized their strategic vision of being a dominant player in the green hydrogen sector worldwide and mentioned that the produce from this plant’s initial phase will be exported.

The green ammonia produced at this facility will be exported through the existing Gopalpur Port facility located close to GIP. The Utility Corridor, under development between GIP and Gopalpur Port, will boost logistics and pipeline connectivity for the project. Hygenco has already signed several binding long-term offtakes of green hydrogen in India, including for the country’s first megawatt-scale plant in Hisar, Haryana.

TSSEZL had previously signed agreements with other manufacturers for setting up green hydrogen and ammonia projects of 1.6 MnTPA at Gopalpur Industrial Park. Currently, five industrial units are operational in the park, including Tata Steel Mining Limited and Tata Consumer Products Limited. Additionally, a Technical Ammonium Nitrate Complex by Deepak Fertilisers & Petrochemicals Corporation Limited and an L-CNG Conversion Unit by GAIL Gas Limited are being established in the Park. Furthermore, Tata Steel has set up the J N Tata Technical Education Centre within the Industrial Park, providing diploma and skill development courses, run by Nettur Technical Training Foundation (NTTF).

Hygenco, a global pioneer in deploying green hydrogen and green ammonia-powered industry solutions, is investing $2.5 billion over three years to set up Green Hydrogen projects in India, showcasing their commitment to sustainable energy solutions and environmental stewardship.