Abu Dhabi National Energy Company TAQA Group and Emirates Steel have revealed a partnership to develop a large-scale green hydrogen project to enable green steel production in the MENA region.
The hydrogen will enable green and low steep manufacturing, saving energy while creating a sustainable and clean manufacturing process.
Under the newly signed memorandum of understanding (MoU), TAQA and Emirates Steel will consider utilising green hydrogen to optimise the production level of clean steel in the area.
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 just one innovative solution aiming to reduce the carbon footprint of construction, transportation, and industrial sectors.
Jasim Husain Thabet, CEO and Managing Director of TAQA Group, said, “TAQA is setting out to become a recognised 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.
“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.”
Engineer Saeed Ghumran Al Remeithi, CEO of Emirates Steel, said, “We are proud of our partnership with TAQA group to complete this vital project, through which we write a new chapter in our journey towards placing sustainability and industrial innovation at the core of our technical and operational activities.
“The production of green steel through a sustainable and clean manufacturing process based on green hydrogen supports Emirates Steel’s efforts to preserve the environment and its natural resources.
“This project will be added to our track record of sustainable achievements, including our carbon capturing project in partnership with the Al Reyadah Carbon Capture, Utilisation & Storage Facility.”