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Australian-based Worley ready to support Namibia’s green hydrogen targets

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Chris Ashton, the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian-based energy firm Worley said that his company is ready to support Namibia’s green Hydrogen targets.Speaking at the Breakfast meeting on green hydrogen held under the theme ‘opportunities for …

Chris Ashton, the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian-based energy firm Worley said that his company is ready to support Namibia's green Hydrogen targets.

Speaking at the Breakfast meeting on green hydrogen held under the theme 'opportunities for investors in Namibia', which took place on Thursday on the margins of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, Ashton said Namibia has a clear strategy and with vast natural resources for renewable energy and infrastructure for export, it is an uprising player in the green hydrogen economy.

'It will take world class engineering, scale and delivery and operational expertise to solve the global challenges,' he cautioned, adding that

events like the WEF are vital in supporting countries and industries to make the change.

'We look forward to seeing where the conversation goes and working with the Namibia Investment Promotion and Development Board (NIPDB) to support Namibia's green hydrogen targets,' he said.

He said Worley is part of the solution as the company has been involved in commercial applications of hydrogen for decades and has delivered more than 200 low-carbon energy projects, and in total, over 3 300 energy transition projects globally.

He said they have expertise in the production, transport, storage, processing and use of hydrogen.

On his part, President Hage Geingob indicated that Namibia has a good democracy system with a peaceful environment, making it conducive for investors.

He said Namibians are living in peace and harmony and the country has good road and recreational infrastructure, which are fundamental for investors to bring money into the country.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency