200,000-tonne Green Ammonia Facility to be Set Up at KIZAD

200,000-tonne Green Ammonia Facility to be Set Up at KIZAD

Helios Industry to invest over $1 billion in the project

Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports, has announced the formation of a green ammonia production facility, targeting regional and international markets.

Helios Industry, a privately-owned special project vehicle company (SPV), plans to invest over $1 billion in the construction of the facility over several years.

It will be developed with local and international partners in two phases and is projected to produce 200,000 tonnes of green ammonia from 40,000 tonnes of green hydrogen.

The Helios facility located in KIZAD, will be powered by a dedicated 800-megawatt solar power plant within KIZAD in the near future, with capacity of 100MW in phase 1.

An infographic showing the green hydrogen and green ammonia production process at Helios Industry’s new facility in Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD).
An infographic showing the green hydrogen and green ammonia production process at Helios Industry’s new facility in Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD).

Abdullah Al Hameli, Head of Industrial Cities & Free Zone Cluster, Abu Dhabi Ports, said: “The adoption of sustainability and green technology has gained significant traction within the GCC and greater MENA region over the past few years."

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The plant will use solar power to electrolyse water and split molecules into Hydrogen and Oxygen. At peak capacity, 40,000 tonnes of the green hydrogen released in this process will be used to produce 200,000 tonnes of green ammonia.

K. Saiyed, Managing Director of Helios Industry, said: “Caring for the environment is a shared responsibility. We are committed to pioneering investment and development efforts to produce sustainable and clean energy for the future in the UAE."

According to Helios Industry, the newly announced facility will be the first production plant within Abu Dhabi to produce green ammonia from hydrogen using renewable energy.

Upon completion, the plant is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by an excess of 600,000 tonnes annually.

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