UAE: Clean Hydrogen Mitsui, GS Energy to Partner with Ta'ziz for Developing World-Scale Blue Ammonia Facility
Mitsui and GS Energy have plans to join the low carbon blue ammonia project in Ruwais, UAE as equity partners wherein they will also supply large volumes of blue ammonia to the energy and industrial sectors in Japan and Korea in order to achieve decarbonization of these sectors. The partnerships will strengthen Abu Dhabi’s position as a leader in low-carbon fuels and clean hydrogen economy.
Abu Dhabi/UAE – Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) and ADQ recently announced that Japan’s Mitsui & Co. (Mitsui) and the Republic of Korea’s (Korea) GS Energy Corporation (GS Energy) have agreed to partner with Ta’ziz and Fertiglobe to develop the world-scale low-carbon blue ammonia facility at the Ta’ziz Industrial Chemicals Zone in Ruwais. The partnerships are expected to accelerate Abu Dhabi’s position as a leader in low-carbon fuels, capitalizing on the growing demand for blue ammonia as a carrier fuel for clean hydrogen.
The agreements highlight the exceptional international investor interest in Ta’ziz and follow Adnoc and Fertiglobe’s recent sales of low-carbon blue ammonia demonstration cargos to customers in Japan and Korea.
His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and Managing Director and Group CEO of Adnoc, said: “The strategic partnerships with Mitsui and GS Energy reflect Adnoc’s commitment to increase the production of low-carbon hydrogen and ammonia. As the world embraces the energy transition, we will work closely with our new partners to jointly develop new hydrogen markets and applications for low-carbon ammonia to meet the needs of global export markets for the energy and industry markets in Japan and Korea.
“These important agreements strengthen our long-standing ties with the two countries in the fast-growing clean hydrogen economy, reinforcing Abu Dhabi’s pivotal role as a global hub for low-carbon fuels and unlocking significant economic growth opportunities for the UAE.”
Mitsui & Co. is a major global developer of energy and resources projects based in Japan, while GS Energy is a leading energy solutions company based in Korea. The agreements with both companies are subject to relevant regulatory and company approvals
In addition to becoming partners, Mitsui and GS Energy will, upon equity participation and supply commencement, off-take significant volumes of low-carbon blue ammonia to meet growing demand in the energy and industrial sectors in Japan and Korea, respectively.
The partnerships follow the recent project framework agreement signed between Adnoc and Fertiglobe to advance the production of low-carbon blue ammonia at Ta'ziz, subject to relevant regulatory and company approvals.
Low-carbon blue ammonia is made from nitrogen and clean hydrogen derived from natural gas feedstocks, with the carbon dioxide by-product from hydrogen production captured and stored. Blue ammonia can be used as a low-carbon fuel across a wide range of industrial applications, including transportation, power generation and industries including steel, cement, and fertilizer production.