Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (Adnoc) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) have officially entered a strategic collaboration agreement. This partnership sets the stage for advancing carbon-neutral solutions and fostering the development of low carbon energy supply chains within the energy sector.
The agreement underscores the robust and longstanding strategic energy relationship between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Japan. Adnoc and MHI are poised to leverage their combined expertise to accelerate the evolution of hydrogen and ammonia businesses while championing initiatives that support global net-zero emission efforts. The collaboration also delves into the exploration of carbon management technologies.
MHI, serving as a technology solution provider, will play a pivotal role in supporting the decarbonization of Adnoc’s oil and gas production sites. The collaboration extends to the development of businesses dedicated to producing blue hydrogen and blue ammonia, thereby creating a global demand for these vital resources.
The collaboration is not confined to regional boundaries. Adnoc has been actively engaging in clean energy initiatives and fostering partnerships to propel its net-zero ambitions. The recent agreement with the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) exemplifies Adnoc’s commitment to global collaboration on low carbon energy technologies. Plans include the exploration of blue hydrogen, carbon management, and geothermal technologies, aligning with the joint efforts to decarbonize energy systems in the UAE, Azerbaijan, and other key markets.
Adnoc’s international partnerships have expanded to include Australia’s Santos Ltd, with a focus on developing a global carbon management platform. This initiative aims to accelerate the decarbonization journey in the Asia-Pacific region, emphasizing carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies and exploring a comprehensive carbon dioxide shipping and transportation infrastructure network.
Adnoc’s groundbreaking initiatives extend to the development of direct air capture (DAC) facilities. In collaboration with Occidental subsidiary 1PointFive, Adnoc is undertaking a preliminary engineering study for a one-million-ton-per-year DAC facility in the UAE. The study explores the feasibility of deploying the first megaton-scale DAC facility outside the USA, showcasing the commitment to global leadership in carbon reduction technologies.
This strategic collaboration between Adnoc and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries marks a transformative chapter in the pursuit of sustainable energy solutions. As energy giants join forces, the impact is poised to resonate globally, driving innovation, propelling technological advancements, and reinforcing the commitment to a carbon-neutral future. The visionary alliance positions Adnoc and Mitsubishi as trailblazers in the transition toward a more sustainable and environmentally conscious energy landscape.