Utilities Middle East
Thyssenkrupp bags deal on UAE green hydrogen and ammonia
New facility will integrate thyssenkrupp’s green hydrogen and green ammonia technologies with the first phase set to incorporate a multi-megawatt electrolyser plant
thyssenkrupp has been awarded a contract to perform a technical study for a new green hydrogen and green ammonia project by UAE based Helios company.
A water electrolysis plant as well as a facility for sustainable ammonia production are planned to be constructed at Kizad in Abu Dhabi, UAE, based on thyssenkrupp technology.
It will be the first commercial plant to produce CO2-free green ammonia from renewable resources in the UAE.
The planned facility will integrate thyssenkrupp’s green hydrogen and green ammonia technologies with the first phase set to incorporate a multi-megawatt electrolyzer plant and an ammonia production facility with a capacity of 20,000 tonnes per annum with a next step to increase this to 200,000 tonnes per annum.
“This project is another important milestone for in the UAE’s shift to a lower carbon renewable energy future. The new facility will produce green ammonia which is an energy carrier that enables easy transportation of renewable energy e.g. via ship. It can also be used as emission-free transport fuel and in the fertiliser and chemical industries,” said M. K. Saiyed, Managing Director of Helios.
Sami Pelkonen, CEO of thyssenkrupp’s Uhde business unit said the company will work together with Helios to support the UAE on its way into a sustainable future.
“In doing so, we are building both on our innovative technology solutions as well as on thyssenkrupp’s regional and local footprint and long heritage as a partner to the region,” said Pelkonen.
In today’s changing electricity landscape, moving towards renewable energy sources, there is a strong need for technologies for energy storage, grid balancing and cross-sector integration – not only for electrical applications but also for transportation, heating, and the chemical industry.
As a specialist in chemical plant engineering and construction, thyssenkrupp is able to offer various integrated solutions based on its water electrolysis technology.
This includes for example processes for the production of sustainable ammonia, methanol and synthetic natural gas (SNG). This is NBF’s first distributed generation project financing in the UAE.
“This is aligned with our goal of promoting lending to sustainable projects, entrepreneurs, and industries,” said Vince Cook, CEO, NBF.
NBF is committed to allocating resources towards initiatives that expand and accelerate sustainable practices to support UAE’s green initiatives.