Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions has been awarded a contract by the Emirati business Helios Industry to conduct a technical study for a new green hydrogen and green ammonia project.

A water electrolysis plant and a sustainable ammonia manufacturing facility based on thyssenkrupp technology are proposed for Kizad in Abu Dhabi, UAE. It will be the UAE’s first commercial plant to manufacture carbon-neutral green ammonia using renewable resources.

The proposed facility will integrate thyssenkrupp’s green hydrogen and green ammonia technologies, with the first phase incorporating a multi-megawatt electrolyzer plant and an ammonia production facility with a capacity of 20,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr), with the capacity increasing to 200,000 m.t./yr in the second phase.

“This project is another important milestone for in the UAE’s shift to a lower carbon renewable energy future,” says M. K. Saiyed, managing director of Helios. “The new facility will produce green ammonia which is an energy carrier that enables easy transportation of renewable energy e.g. via ship. It can also be used as emission-free transport fuel and in the fertilizer and chemical industries.”

“We are very excited to work together with Helios to support the UAE on its way into a sustainable future,” says Sami Pelkonen, CEO of thyssenkrupp’s Uhde business unit. “In doing so, we are building both on our innovative technology solutions as well as on thyssenkrupp’s regional and local footprint and long heritage as a partner to the region.”

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