DEWA powers up Dubai's initial environment-friendly hydrogen plant utilizing power from solar mega-project

May 20, 2021 07:02 PM ET
  • Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and Siemens Energy have actually ushered in the Middle East's very first industrial-scale, solar-powered environment-friendly hydrogen project.
DEWA powers up Dubai's initial environment-friendly hydrogen plant utilizing power from solar mega-project
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With power offered by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park (MBR), which presently has a capacity of 1,013 MW, the pilot plant is anticipated to generate around 20.5 kg of hydrogen per hour.

Adhering to two years of building and construction, DEWA now aims to utilize the project to show the manufacturing of green hydrogen from solar energy, along with the storage space and re-electrification of hydrogen. The plant has been built to accommodate future applications and test systems for the various uses hydrogen, including prospective mobility and industrial usages.

DEWA CEO Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer claimed the project "is a good example for strategic partnerships between the public and economic sectors".

Siemens stated the functional experience acquired from the project will certainly be "invaluable" in creating sustainable and carbon-free remedies for various industries. Against the background of inexpensive solar PV in the center East, the business claimed hydrogen could open energy export opportunities for those locations with access to bountiful renewable resource resources.

Some 1,850 MW of solar capacity is presently unfinished at the MBR mega-project, which will certainly get to 5GW when fully functional in 2030 and be the world's biggest single-site solar plant. DEWA is readied to appoint the 300MW initial stage of the fifth phase of the MBR solar park in July, which will certainly have a capacity of 900MW and function bifacial modules from JinkoSolar.

Electricity generated from the MBR project is likewise being used to produce aluminium, adhering to a bargain struck previously this year in between DEWA and Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA). The project will supply EGAs smelter with 560MWh of power every year, adequate for the manufacturing of 40,000 tonnes of aluminium.

The United Arab Emirates will organize one more environment-friendly hydrogen project in Abu Dhabi that will see a consortium consisting of Siemens Energy and Masdar initially look concentrate on producing environment-friendly hydrogen for passenger cars and buses.

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