PMV Middle East
A PATH TOWARDS CLEAN ENERGY TO BUILD A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
Over the years, the number of sustainable technologies for marine propulsion, industrial diesel applications and power generation systems has grown with more innovations still on the horizon. This signifies the industry players’ readiness to decarbonise their operations and contribute to building a sustainable future for all.
In light of the recently concluded COP26 in Glasgow, it is an opportune time once again to examine closely some of the latest sustainable solutions and applications that have emerged over the recent period. This whilst keeping in mind major opportunities that are available in establishing a low carbon economy.
Many oil and gas (O&G) companies are committed to reducing their carbon footprint, with a pledge to make their operations carbon-neutral by 2040 in line with the Paris Agreement. Key policies and big ambitions focusing on renewables have emerged out of this commitment.
Further, in the O&G community’s path towards a clean energy future, the carbon-free production, transmission, and distribution of hydrogen have come under the spotlight. Green hydrogen is said to be the sector’s future amidst its decarbonisation efforts, and it is seen to play a major part in the global climate change battle.
A lot of excitement surrounds hydrogen engines. Such engines are designed to burn hydrogen as fuel instead of gas, similar to rockets. Hydrogen is seen as key to advancing sustainable energy solutions in this century.
Many experts believe that hydrogen as a fuel is specifically vital to establishing a sustainable transportation system, which is one of the largest fuel consumers today. Viewed within this perspective, hydrogen is not simply just the fuel of the future. It is the fuel of the present.
In the UAE, industry players and stakeholders
have been joining forces to explore opportunities in the process of establishing a hydrogen energy economy, as well as help achieve the country’s clean energy targets according to the directives of its wise leadership.
One of Al Masaood Power’s principal recently completed trial tests with the first hydrogen engine. This formed part of our efforts to continuously innovate to offer stakeholders environment-friendly solutions and to embrace a low-carbon business model.
Aside from hydrogen engines, we have also seen a growing focus on diesel engine technology with low fuel consumption and operating costs and minimal maintenance. This latest technology provides a high power-to-weight ratio that allows the construction of compact turnkey solutions specifically for the oil and gas industry. Offering this type of solution adds to our growing list of sustainability initiatives, which include the launch of our sustainable engines for the Oil & Gas industry, innovations in biogas production, and enhancements on hybrid and battery systems. The latter provides power supply stability, lower carbon emissions, optimised operating efficiencies and reduced maintenance to the operator and the environment.
In addition, we are at the forefront of introducing hybrid electric energy systems. We are also fully committed to providing the oil & gas sector with cleaner solutions and supporting growing calls for environment-friendly production processes.
Within our organisation, we are looking into the integration of the use of solar panels to reduce our carbon footprint. We have placed a special focus on utilizing green factory which uses around 4,000 solar energy modules installed on the roof of the entire facility. This strategy saves more than 2,100 tonnes of carbon dioxide. This is on top of us implementing sustainable business practices and reskilling our workforce to align their knowledge and technical skills with our steady sustainability journey. The reskilling of our staff is pivotal to our commitment to provide aftersales support during the entire lifecycle of our product offerings.
Much still needs to be done in sustainability. It is a welcome development to witness industry players steering away from the business-as-usual mindset to put in place more proactive and transparent sustainability strategies. The requirements of the local O&G are continuously evolving based on their sustainability targets and global standards and developments. Al Masaood Power will consistently evolve with the sector through the non-stop improvement and innovation of its products, processes, and services.