Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has signed several agreements with German companies to accelerate and deepen collaboration in clean hydrogen.
With its planned expansion in Europe, ADNOC is expected to accelerate further the delivery of the UAE Hydrogen Leadership Roadmap, which has identified Germany as a key export market to provide up to 25% of its imported clean hydrogen.
Individual agreements with German companies Aurubis, RWE, GETEC and STEAG to explore opportunities for collaboration in low-carbon and renewable hydrogen derivatives, including the execution of the first low-carbon (blue) ammonia demonstration cargos, produced by Fertiglobe, from the UAE to Germany in 2022 for use in a variety of applications.
ADNOC and its partners invest in a new world-scale 1 million tonnes/year blue ammonia project at TAZIZ in Ruwais, subject to regulatory approvals. ADNOC also signed an MoU with HHLA (a Hamburg-based logistics and transportation company specialising in port throughput and container and transport logistics) and AD Ports Group to work on realising Hamburg’s ambition to become a hydrogen import hub in Germany.
ADNOC, Uniper, Hydrogenious and JERA agreed to explore hydrogen transportation between UAE and Germany using Hydrogenious’ Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) technology.
Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and MD of ADNOC, said, “The UAE and Germany have a deep, longstanding bilateral relationship and a growing partnership in clean energy, helping to enable and accelerate the global energy transition.”
Dr Robert Habeck, Federal Minister for Economics and Climate Action, added, “The accelerated scale-up of hydrogen supply chains is key for our transition to sustainable energy and for achieving the decarbonisation goals in line with our commitments under the Paris Agreement.”