Production System

Unfolding Synergies

In SAREP, synergies between the water, energy, agriculture and industrial sector will be realized. Renewably sourced energy is used to produce freshwater from seawater via reverse osmosis.

The water on the one hand is used for irrigating an agroforestry system with a large variety of product outputs.

On the other hand, it is used for green hydrogen production. This can be used together with a renewably sourced fuel from the agroforestry system to produce a refined pre-product for steel production.

Potentially, the brine, left over from fresh water production can be used for the extraction of minerals.


2 Million Hectares at the Coast of Mauritania

The current project area amounts 2 million hectares at the coast of Mauritania. It is located on a sand dune of approximately 50 km width and 400 km length. It is connected with Nouakchott, Mauritania´s capital that is situated about 130 km south, via the N2 highway.

In the northern direction, borders the national park “Parc National du Banc D‘Arguin“.

Apart from excellent conditions for solar and wind energy production as well as seawater desalination, the project site offers decent transport conditions the capital, regional markets and Europe.

Renewable Energies & Desalination

Nearly unlimited potentials

With Mauritania´s climate being determined by the Sahara desert and trade winds, ideal conditions for large-scale electricity production at competitive prices are given.

As the electricity costs are one of the main determinants for the economic feasibility of reverse osmosis desalination plants, also a large-scale freshwater production at competitive prices can be ensured.

For the 2,000,000 ha agroforestry system, an annual water consumption of 22,000,000,000 m³ is estimated.

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