Abu Dhabi's Masdar Signs Green H2 Deals with Engie, TotalEnergies

Jan 20, 2022 10:22 AM ET
  • Masdar, Engie and also Fertiglobe-- a JV in between OCI N.V. and ADNOC-- will explore the co-development of an up to 200 MW capacity plant.
  • Masdar will likewise collaborate with TotalEnergies and Siemens to co-develop a project for sustainable air travel fuel making use of green hydrogen in Masdar City.

Abu Dhabi renewable energy group Masdar has actually authorized a bargain to develop a green hydrogen manufacturing plant in the United Arab Emirates with France's Engie as well as Fertiglobe, the company said on Wednesday.

In a separate declaration, it claimed it had likewise agreed with TotalEnergies and Siemens to co-develop a project for lasting aviation fuel making use of green hydrogen in Masdar City.

Masdar, Engie and Fertiglobe-- a joint venture in between chemical firm OCI N.V. as well as the state-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)-- will discover the co-development of an as much as 200 megawatt (MW) capacity plant, Masdar claimed.

The offer targets the building and construction of a functional green hydrogen manufacturing center by 2025 in Al Ruwais, Abu Dhabi. Fertiglobe will be the single lasting user of the hydrogen, which will be made use of to create green ammonia.

Masdar, owned by Abu Dhabi sovereign riches fund Mubadala, did not divulge the value of either deal.

Engie and Masdar formed a $5 billion collaboration in December to explore green hydrogen growth in the UAE, aiming for at the very least 2 gigawatts of manufacturing capacity by 2030.

Green hydrogen-- obtained by passing renewably-produced electrical energy via water to split the component from oxygen-- has been promoted by some as a key fuel for energy customers aiming to reduce greenhouse gas discharges.

Both the UAE and neighbor Saudi Arabia have set out big aspirations for hydrogen, amid a strengthening economic competition in between them.

Last year, at COP26, the UAE exposed its Hydrogen Leadership Roadmap, which aims to support domestic decarbonisation with hydrogen whilst also becoming an essential worldwide export hub of the clean energy provider by targeting a 25% market share by 2030.

Saudi Arabia is likewise exploring methods to come to be the leading provider of hydrogen on the planet and also has clean hydrogen production targets of 2.9 million heaps each year by 2030 and 4 million lots annually by 2035.

UAE Energy Minister Suhail al-Mazrouei stated on Monday his country intends to catch around a quarter of the worldwide market for the fuel, while Saudi Arabia's energy minister said in October the kingdom wishes to be the world's leading hydrogen vendor.

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