German companies win study on hydrogen strategy in UAE

German companies win study on hydrogen strategy in UAE.

The Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure (MoEI) has signed an agreement with global engineering and consultancy firm GHD in partnership with Germany-based Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft to develop its national hydrogen strategy.

As part of the UAE’s hydrogen roadmap and continued commitment to decarbonization and energy transition, the National Hydrogen Strategy will help establish the hydrogen vision of the United Arab Emirates. United Arab Emirates and will inform its policy decisions as one of its energy mix diversification strategies and net zero goals by 2050.

Suhail Mohamed Al MazroueiMinister of Energy, said:

We remain focused on our goal of capturing 25% of the largest hydrogen market.

“Our ambition is to see the UAE become a global authority on the role of hydrogen in the energy transition.”

GHD initially worked with the MoEI to assess the critical elements needed to establish a hydrogen strategy in the UAE. GHD’s scope for the development and implementation of the National Hydrogen Strategy is expected to set the direction for a hydrogen economy across the UAE.

Sharif Al OlamaUndersecretary of the MoEI, said:

As the global hydrogen economy accelerates through technological innovation, partnerships and investment commitments, hydrogen could be a decarbonization solution that offers multiple market opportunities in the energy sectors. electricity, transport and mobility, as well as in the industrial sectors.

The UAE recognizes that crucial elements need to be in place for a thriving hydrogen-based economy, including the right infrastructure, technology readiness and market access.

Bassam HalabiGHD Regional Director for the United Arab Emirates, said:

GHD looks forward to collaborating with the government of the United Arab Emirates to develop its national hydrogen strategy in partnership with the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.

“We are committed to leading and supporting our customers, partners and communities in transitioning to the future with affordable, reliable, secure and low-carbon energy.”

GHD’s partnership with the Germany-based Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft to develop the UAE’s National Hydrogen Strategy presents a unique opportunity to further strengthen the bilateral relationship between the UAE and Germany through contributions to Net Zero Ambition. of the UAE.

Professor Dr. Christopher Heblingco-spokesperson of the Fraunhofer Hydrogen Network and director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, said:

The Fraunhofer Society is pleased to contribute to the UAE’s ambitious goals of climate neutrality by 2050 by helping to develop a National Hydrogen Strategy.


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James R. Rhodes