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Emirates News Agency – “TAQA” and “Abu Dhabi Ports” discuss launching a project to produce ammonia from green hydrogen with a capacity of 2 gigawatts

ABU DHABI, 7th July / WAM / The Abu Dhabi National Energy Company “TAQA”, which is one of the largest integrated utilities companies listed on the financial market in the region, and “Abu Dhabi Ports” announced that they are discussing the development of a project to produce ammonia based on green hydrogen at the sector level. industrial in Abu Dhabi.

The partnership between “TAQA” and Abu Dhabi Ports in a project of this scale to produce ammonia using green hydrogen is an important step towards establishing Abu Dhabi’s position in the emerging global market for green energy.

Under the memorandum of understanding signed today by Jassim Hussein Thabet, Group CEO and Managing Director of Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA), and Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamsi, Group CEO – Abu Dhabi Ports, the two companies will collaborate on developing proposals for a green ammonia export facility.

The new plant, which will be built in KIZAD, will be supplied with hydrogen produced by an electrolysis machine connected to a 2 gigawatt solar power plant. The green hydrogen will be converted into liquid ammonia to be used as fuel for modified ships, as well as for export from Abu Dhabi Ports via gas tankers.

Ammonia, which is relatively easier to transport than pure hydrogen, has a number of industrial uses and can be easily converted into hydrogen.

In addition, the joint project between “TAQA” and Abu Dhabi Ports will include the establishment of a storage facility in Khalifa Port, which will make the port a center for exporting green ammonia to international markets, including Europe and the Far East. A solar power plant, electrolysis equipment and an ammonia production plant will be established. In Khalifa Industrial City, where the plant will be connected to the storage centers in Khalifa Port through a special pipeline network, which will allow the transfer of large quantities of ammonia directly to the port.

On this occasion, Jassim Hussain Thabet, Group CEO and Managing Director of Abu Dhabi National Energy Company “TAQA”, commented: “Green hydrogen requires extensive production to generate electricity and water desalination while reducing carbon emissions. TAQA is a world leader in these two fields.. We are pleased to launch discussions with Abu Dhabi Ports on proposals to develop an important industrial facility that will consolidate Abu Dhabi’s position at the heart of the emerging market for green hydrogen.. The combination of the advantages of the global transport network of Abu Dhabi Ports on the one hand, and the capabilities and expertise of “TAQA” in the field of electricity generation, water desalination and technical partnerships On the other hand, it may provide promising opportunities for both sides that will benefit our shareholders and the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

In turn, Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamsi, Group CEO – Abu Dhabi Ports, expressed his happiness with the launch of talks with a leading authority such as the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company “TAQA”, on the development of a large-scale industrial export facility for ammonia produced using green hydrogen, noting that this cooperation contributes To meet the growing regional and global demand for clean energy sources.

Al Shamsi said: Our keenness to work jointly with the leading national authorities stems from our firm commitment to support efforts to achieve the goals set by our wise leadership aimed at consolidating the Emirate of Abu Dhabi’s position as a vital global hub for the emerging clean energy sector. We are confident that Khalifa Port possesses the capabilities to consolidate Its position as a major center for exporting green hydrogen and its derivatives to all parts of the world thanks to its strategic location that connects the east to the west, its proximity to the Khalifa Industrial City and ZonesCorp, and the multimodal linking capabilities between Abu Dhabi and global markets via sea, air and land.

It is noteworthy that many major countries around the world, including Europe and the Far East, are investing heavily in continuous efforts to reduce carbon emissions, and this includes the global industry and logistics sector including shipping, heavy vehicles, buses, trains and heating systems. Green hydrogen can be used to power or burn fuel cells without emitting carbon dioxide.

Umm / Reem Al-Hajri / Mustafa Badr Al-Din

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