Abu Dhabi is assembling the building blocks for its planned low-carbon hydrogen sector, and this week saw a key contract signed on the sidelines of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW). The emirate has repeatedly emphasized its commitment to both blue and green hydrogen, but concrete developments had been restricted to the blue variety.

That all changed this week, when state renewable firm Masdar on 19 January signed an agreement with France’s Engie and the Fertiglobe JV of Egypt’s OCI (52%) and Adnoc (48%) to study the development of a 200MW green hydrogen facility at Ruwais. Output from the plant will then supply Fertiglobe’s existing 1.2mn t/y ammonia production facilities at Ruwais. (CONTINUED - 479 WORDS)