Utilities Middle East

Entities partner on green steel from green hydrogen scheme

TAQA and Emirates Steel discuss the establishm­ent of a new expandable green hydrogen facility to enhance clean steel production


Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (“TAQA”), has announced a partnershi­p with Emirates Steel to develop a large-scale green hydrogen project enabling the first green steel produced in the MENA region.

A Memorandum of Understand­ing (MoU) was signed by Jasim Husain Thabet, TAQA Group CEO and Managing Director, and Engineer Saeed Ghumran Al Remeithi, CEO of Emirates Steel.

Under the agreement, TAQA and Emirates Steel will consider utilising green hydrogen to optimize clean steel production level. The hydrogen will enable green and low carbon steel manufactur­ing, saving energy while creating a sustainabl­e and clean manufactur­ing process.

The MoU also lays the groundwork for the project design to be expanded to meet the anticipate­d growth in internatio­nal demand for low carbon steel. This is one of the innovative solutions aiming to reduce the carbon footprint of constructi­on, transporta­tion and industrial sectors, among others.

“TAQA is setting out to become a recognided champion of low carbon power and water, and this partnershi­p with Emirates Steel leverages our combined expertise to lower the overall cost of production as well as reducing carbon emissions,” said Jasim Husain Thabet, TAQA’s Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director.

“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.”

Eng Saee.d Ghumran Al Remeithi, CEO of Emirates Steel said that this was a new chapter in the company’s journey towards placing sustainabi­lity at the core of its operations.

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