In India's Largest, Reliance To Lead ~ $12 Bn Investment in Green Hydrogen, Ammonia Units at Kandla

Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), along with Larsen and Toubro (L&T), Greenko Group, and Welspun New Energy, is planning to establish green hydrogen and green ammonia units at Gujarat’s Deendayal Port Authority (DPA) in Kandla. RIL will reportedly lead this ambitious project, estimated to attract investments of up to Rs 1 lakh crore (approximately USD 12 billion), marks one of the largest investments in India's energy infrastructure.

The Kandla Green Hydrogen Hub aims to become one of the largest green hydrogen projects in India. It will be located at Gujarat’s Deendayal Port Authority (DPA) in Kandla. The project involves collaboration among major industry players — RIL, L&T, Greenko Group, and Welspun New Energy.

In October of last year, the DPA had received expression of interest for 14 land parcels, each measuring 300 acres, for this project.

DPA offered 14 plots with around 4,000 acres of land in total. Of this, RIL has been allotted six plots, L&T has been allotted five, Greenko Group has bagged two and Welspun New Energy has been allotted one plot. These four companies had bid the highest in the auction.

These allotments were made based on the highest bids in the auction.

Production Targets

The Kandla port aims to produce 7 MTPA of green ammonia and 1.4 MTPA of green hydrogen.

Green hydrogen is produced by electrolysing water using power from renewable energy sources, without emitting greenhouse gases. It is a crucial step toward achieving net-zero emissions.

Ammonia plays a pivotal role in producing green hydrogen at scale.

India's National Green Hydrogen Mission aims to position the nation as a leading global center for green hydrogen production.

The Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways (MoPSW) identified and nominated DPA, Paradip Port in Odisha, and VO Chidambaranar Port in Tamil Nadu for development as hydrogen hubs capable of handling, storing, and generating green hydrogen by 2030

This project represents a significant step toward sustainable energy and has the potential to create substantial job opportunities. The formal announcement is expected after the general elections in June.


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