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New collaboration to support manufacture of electrolysers in the UAE


The Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) announced at the “Make it in the Emirates” Forum in Abu Dhabi that it has supported a strategic collaboration agreement between ADNOC, John Cockerill Hydrogen and Strata Manufacturing, for the manufacture of electrolysers, used to produce green hydrogen

The arrangements will enhance the development of the UAE’s green hydrogen economy through the in-country manufacturing of electrolysers and supports the UAE’s “Make it in the Emirates” initiative to promote local industry and create a favourable environment for investors.

His Excellency Omar Al Suwaidi, undersecretary of the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology, said, “Accelerating the development of future industries is one of the main objectives of the National Strategy for Industry and Advanced Technology. Therefore, the Ministry is committed to ensuring the national industrial sector benefits from innovative solutions and advanced technologies that support the expansion of future industries. Stimulating cooperation between leading national companies and international and local manufacturers is key to these efforts, which reinforces the industrial sector’s contribution to decarbonisation in line with the UAE’s net zero and COP28 targets. Led by ADNOC, this strategic cooperation agreement strengthens our industrial sector and provides the necessary capabilities for future industries to thrive. The agreement will be particularly beneficial to the field of hydrogen, which represents one of the most important future industries and underpins a greener economy.”

Hanan Balalaa, senior vice president, New Energies and Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage, ADNOC, added, “We are very pleased to partner with John Cockerill Hydrogen and Strata Manufacturing in this landmark initiative that could enable electrolysers to be manufactured in the UAE for the first time. Hydrogen is a critical fuel in the energy transition and this agreement underscores how the energy sector can work with the industrial and hard-to-abate sectors to decarbonise at scale, drive low-carbon economic growth and enhance energy security. ADNOC will continue to advance lower-carbon solutions and decarbonisation technologies to strengthen our position as a responsible energy provider and support the UAE Net Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative.”

ADNOC is an early mover in the production of clean hydrogen and is a key enabler of the UAE’s ambition to become a key supplier to global hydrogen markets. The company is also a shareholder in Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) which has around 20 GW of clean power capacity and targets at least 100GW renewable energy and up to 1mn tons of green hydrogen by 2030.