Brooge Energy and Siemens Energy to develop green hydrogen and ammonia plant
A partnership between Brooge Energy and Siemens Energy will see the development of a solar PV-powered plant that can produce green hydrogen and ammonia in Abu Dhabi. As per the terms of the deal, the two companies will join forces to develop the plant and explore other areas of collaboration in clean energy, while the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure will offer them facilities.
The firms signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to kickstart the partnership at a special event at the World Government Summit 2023.
According to a statement, the event drew the participation of Sharif Al Olama, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure for Energy and Petroleum Affairs, Ahmed Al Kaabi, Assistant Under-Secretary for Petroleum, Gas, and Mineral Resources at the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, as well as senior leadership from the two companies.
“Energy transition has long been a strategic priority of the UAE. In line with the objectives of the UAE Energy Strategy 2050 and the UAE Net Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative, we are taking confident steps to incorporate emerging energy sources, particularly hydrogen, in our energy mix to ensure we are on a low-carbon development path,” said Al Olama.
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He added, “The ministry is working on developing a robust green hydrogen industry in the UAE. We have launched the UAE Hydrogen Leadership Roadmap that aims to establish the country as a competitive exporter of hydrogen and are currently updating the UAE Energy Strategy 2050 to reflect the country’s future aspirations in line with our role as the host of the 28th UN Climate Change Conference (COP28).”
Commending the Brooge Energy and Siemens tie-up, Al Olama said it was a prime example of the UAE’s keenness to upscale the contribution of the private sector in realising its Net Zero and climate ambitions. He stated that the new project will produce green hydrogen and ammonia using solar PV, and will further accelerate the country’s transition to Net Zero, increase green hydrogen capacity, and boost the UAE’s position as a reliable supplier of hydrogen.
Lina Saheb, Interim CEO at Brooge added, “It is with great honour that we announce our partnership with Siemens Energy at the Summit, as together we take a step toward a greener future. I look forward to working closely with the talented Siemens team on this important project.”
Khalid Bin Hadi, Head of Government Affairs in the UAE and Middle East at Siemens Energy explained, “Our partnership with Brooge Energy is in line with the company’s global objectives of accelerating the energy transition. Green hydrogen is an important source of sustainable energy that we can optimise through public-private partnerships.”
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He concluded, “The UAE has always been proactive in shaping a sustainable future and tackling climate change through inclusive, robust initiatives. The country recently declared 2023 as the Year of Sustainability and later this year, will host COP28, underscoring its key role as a problem solver and a developer of innovative energy and climate solutions.”
In mid February 2023, DEWA and ENOC signed a MoU to develop and operate a hydrogen-based mobility pilot project.
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