By Gérald Ondrey |
Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG (Dortmund, Germany) has won a contract to carry out a technical study for a new green hydrogen and green ammonia project by the UAE company Helios Industry. A water electrolysis plant, as well as a sustainable ammonia production facility, is expected to be built at Kizad in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, based on thyssenkrupp technology. It will be the first commercial plant to produce CO2– free of green ammonia from renewable resources in the United Arab Emirates.
The planned facility will integrate thyssenkrupp’s green hydrogen and green ammonia technologies with the first phase planned to incorporate a multi-megawatt electrolyzer plant and an ammonia production facility with a capacity of 20,000 metric tons per year (mt / year) with the next step to increase it to 200,000 t / year.
“This project is another important step in the UAE’s transition to a renewable, low-carbon energy future,” said MK Saiyed, Managing Director of Helios. “The new installation will produce green ammonia which is an energy carrier that allows the easy transport of renewable energy, for example by boat. It can also be used as an emission-free transportation fuel and in the fertilizer and chemical industries.
“We are very happy to be working with Helios to support the UAE on its way to a sustainable future,” said Sami Pelkonen, CEO of thyssenkrupp’s Uhde business unit. “In doing so, we are leveraging both our innovative technological solutions as well as thyssenkrupp’s regional and local footprint and its long heritage as a partner in the region.
In today’s changing electricity landscape, moving towards renewable energy sources, there is a strong need for energy storage, grid balancing and cross-industry integration technologies, not only for electrical applications. , but also for transport, heating and the chemical industry. As a specialist in engineering and construction of chemical plants, thyssenkrupp is able to offer various integrated solutions based on its water electrolysis technology. This includes, for example, sustainable ammonia, methanol and synthetic natural gas (SNG) production processes.