Brooge & Siemens to produce green hydrogen & ammonia using solar in Abu Dhabi

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Brooge Energy, a Cayman Islands-based infrastructure provider, has partnered with Siemens Energy, one of the world’s largest energy technology suppliers, to develop a plant to produce green hydrogen and ammonia using solar PV in Abu Dhabi.

Brooge Energy and Siemens Energy signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to kickstart the partnership in a special event at the World Government Summit 2023.

The event drew the participation of Mr. Sharif Al Olama, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure for Energy and Petroleum Affairs, Mr. Ahmed Al Kaabi, Assistant Under-Secretary for Petroleum, Gas, and Mineral Resources at the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, as well as senior leadership from the two companies.

Under the MoU, the two companies will join forces to develop the plant and explore other areas of collaboration in clean energy, while MoEI will offer them facilities.

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Sharif Al Olama
UAE Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure

“Energy transition has long been a strategic priority of the UAE. In line with the objectives of the UAE Energy Strategy 2050 and the UAE Net Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative, we are taking confident steps to incorporate emerging energy sources, particularly hydrogen, in our energy mix to ensure we are on a low-carbon development path. We have launched the UAE Hydrogen Leadership Roadmap that aims to establish the country as a competitive exporter of hydrogen and are currently updating the UAE Energy Strategy 2050 to reflect the country’s future aspirations in line with our role as the host of the 28th UN Climate Change Conference (COP28).”

Mr. Al Olama applauded the partnership between Brooge Energy and Siemens as a prime example of the UAE’s keenness to upscale the contribution of the private sector in realizing its net-zero and climate ambitions.

The new project that will produce green hydrogen and ammonia using solar PV will further accelerate the country’s transition to net zero, increase green hydrogen capacity, and boost the UAE’s position as a reliable supplier of hydrogen.

Ms. Lina Saheb, Interim CEO at Brooge, said that “It is with great honor that we announce our partnership with Siemens Energy at the World Government Summit 2023, as together we take a step toward a greener future. I look forward to working closely with the talented Siemens team on this important project.”

Mr. Khalid Bin Hadi, Head of Government Affairs in the UAE and Middle East at Siemens Energy, commented that “Our partnership with Brooge Energy is in line with the company’s global objectives of accelerating the energy transition. Green hydrogen is an important source of sustainable energy that we can optimize through public-private partnerships.”

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