National Green Hydrogen Roadshow Dates Announced

Windhoek, 19 August 2023 – The Government of the Republic of Namibia (GRN) and Hyphen Hydrogen Energy (Hyphen) have announced dates for a National Green Hydrogen Roadshow.

The roadshow, which will run from August, will see members of GRN and Hyphen, engage with various stakeholders across Namibia to share information on the Hyphen project and the Socio-economic Development (SED) Framework recently launched at an event in the //Kharas regional capital of Keetmanshoop.

The roadshow is set to commence in the Khomas region on Tuesday 22 August 2023, and will subsequently tour major towns spanning all fourteen (14) regions nationwide.

The Hyphen project is being developed as the first step in the implementation of GRN’s strategy to establish a large-scale green hydrogen industry in Namibia to support economic growth in the country with a total investment of US$10 billion – roughly the equivalent of Namibia’s annual GDP.

It is estimated that the project will create up to 15,000 new jobs during the construction phase and 3,000 permanent jobs during its operation, with a target for around 90% of these jobs to be filled by Namibians. Hyphen is targeting 30% local procurement for goods, services and materials throughout both the construction and operational phases.

Toni Beukes, Head of ESG at Hyphen, said: “We’re looking forward to engaging with different stakeholders to explain more about the project and share information about how the SED Framework can benefit Namibians. We’re keen to understand more about what our stakeholders would like to know, speak about any concerns they may have and have an open and transparent conversation about the project, our timelines and goals.”

The roadshow meetings will be led by the Hon. Obeth Mbui Kandjoze, the Director General of the National Planning Commission and Chairperson of the Green Hydrogen Council, and hosted by each of the regional Governors, Chairpersons and their respective Constituency Councillors, with presentations from Hyphen.

Hyphen’s project is one of the largest green hydrogen projects globally, and will supply and contribute to the decarbonisation of Namibia’s energy systems, as well as export green ammonia to international markets. Hyphen is targeting annual production of one million tonnes of green ammonia by 2027, with plans to increase annual production to two million tonnes by 2029, cutting 5-6 million tonnes in CO2 emissions every year. Operating at full scale, Hyphen’s project could produce 350,000 tonnes of green hydrogen annually.

The dates for the national roadshow are as follows:

Tues, 22 Aug 23 09h00-12h00 John Pandeni & Samora Machel Constituencies
Venue: John Pandeni Constituency Hall, Cnr of Abraham Mashego Street and Independence Avenue, Luxury Hill, Katutura
14h00-17h00 Tobias Hainyeko & Moses Garoȅb Constituencies
Venue: Moses Garoȅb Constituency Office, 970 Outapi Street, Havana, Katutura
Wed, 23 Aug 23 09h00-12h00 Katutura Central & East Constituencies
Venue: Katutura Community Hall, l Wilibald Kapuenene Street, Katutura
14h00-17h00 Khomasdal & Windhoek West Constituencies
Venue: Kovambo Nuyoma Community Hall, Khomas Regional Council, Pullman Street, 16 Windhoek West opposite Rhino Park
Thurs, 24 Aug 23 09h00-12h00 Windhoek East Constituency
Venue: Dagbreek School, John Ludwig and Hebenstreit Street, Windhoek


Mon, 04 Sept 23 10h00-13h00 Rehoboth Urban West
Venue: Hermanus Van Wyk Community Hall (Gedenksaal) Block B
14h00-17h00 Rehoboth Urban East
Venue:  Oanob Community Hall, Block E
Tues, 05 Sept 23 10h00-13h00 Mariental
Venue: Aimablaagte Community Hall, Aimablaagte
Wed, 06 Sept 23 10h00-13h00 Keetmanshoop
Venue: WK Rover Community Hall, Tseiblaagte
Thurs, 07 Sept 23 10h00-13h00 Lüderitz
Benguela Community Hall (Old Bioscope) Benguela


The venues for the following regions will be communicated in due course:

Mon, 18 Sept 23 10h00-13h00 Katima Mulilo
Tues, 19 Sept 23 10h00-13h00 Rundu, Kavango East
Wed, 20 Sept 23 10h00-13h00 Kurenkuru, Kavango West








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About Hyphen

Hyphen Hydrogen Energy Ltd is a Namibian registered green hydrogen development company, specifically formed to develop green hydrogen projects in Namibia for international, regional and domestic supply.  Hyphen is a joint venture between Nicholas Holdings Limited and ENERTRAG SE.

Hyphen’s 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. At full scale development, the project will produce 2 million tonnes of green ammonia annually before the end of the decade for regional and global markets, from 7GW of renewable generation capacity and 3GW of electrolyser capacity, cutting 5-6 million tonnes (annually) of CO2 emissions, with Namibia’s annual 2021 emissions totalling 4.01 million tonnes[1].

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