$1bn Abu Dhabi project will produce 200,000 tonnes of green ammonia from hydrogen

$1bn Abu Dhabi project will produce 200,000 tonnes of green ammonia from hydrogen

The Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD) has revealed the formation of a green ammonia production facility that is projected to produce 200,000 tonnes of green ammonia from 40,000 tonnes of green hydrogen.

The Helios facility will be powered by a dedicated 800MW solar power plant within the KIZAD area with 100MW made available for phase one of the project.

The solar power will be used to electrolyse water and split molecules into both hydrogen and oxygen and, at peak capacity, the site will produce 40,000 tonnes of green hydrogen to create 200,000 tonnes of green ammonia.

Helios Industry, a privately owned special project vehicle company (SPV), plans to invest AED$3.67bn ($1bn) to construct this new facility over the coming years which it aims to develop with local and international partners in two phases.

It is expected that the green ammonia produced from this facility will target regional and international markets.

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Abdullah Al Hameli, Head of Industrial Cities and Free Zone Cluster at Abu Dhabi Ports, said, “The adoption of sustainability and green technology has gained significant traction within the GCC and greater MENA region over the past few years.

“Abu Dhabi Ports is proud to be the host of an innovative company like Helios Industry, and one of the region’s first green ammonia plants with zero carbon emission.

“We are committed to the growth and success of our customers and strive to continue supporting responsible manufacturers who are helping bring about increased sustainability across industries, whilst simultaneously enhancing the level of green knowledge and awareness within the UAE.”

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