Emirates Steel (a leading integrated steel plant in the Middle East) and Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (Taqa) (a major integrated utility company in the region) agreed to develop a large-scale green hydrogen project for green steel production in the MENA region.
Both partners will consider using green hydrogen to optimise clean steel production. The hydrogen will enable green and low carbon steel manufacturing, saving energy while creating a sustainable and clean manufacturing process.
Jasim Husain Thabet, Taqa’s Group CEO, said, “Finding commercially viable industrial-scale solutions like this is key to unlocking the potential of green hydrogen as an emerging clean energy source. Taqa is uniquely well-placed in this region to combine our world-leading solar PV, water and energy know-how to unlock opportunities that work for our stakeholders.”
Engineer Saeed Ghumran Al Remeithi, CEO of Emirates Steel, added, “The production of green steel through a sustainable and clean manufacturing process based on green hydrogen supports Emirates Steel’s efforts to preserve the environment and its natural resources.”
Emirates Steel is a member of the world steel Climate Action Program and one of the first 50 companies in the world to be verified for LEED documentation. Its steel products conform to local and global green buildings rating systems. It also has a carbon-capturing project with the Al Reyadah Carbon Capture, Utilisation & Storage Facility, capturing around 800k tonnes of CO2 from the Emirates Steel Industries (ESI).
Taqa and Abu Dhabi Ports also recently agreed for developing an industrial-scale green ammonia production and export facility fuelled by hydrogen produced from power generated by a 2 GW solar PV power plant.