Dubai Inaugurates Green Hydrogen Project
Under the patronage and presence of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum Dubai inaugurated a Green Hydrogen project at Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.
The first-of-its-kind project in the MENA region was developed in collaboration with DEWA, Expo 2020 Dubai and Siemens Energy.
This marks a new achievement for the emirate as a leader in renewable energy.
Commenting on the occasion, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed said: “The launch of pioneering initiatives in the fields of development is driven by the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, which seeks to strengthen the UAE’s leadership across various fields.
"These initiatives seek to ensure people’s happiness and wellbeing and provide solutions to challenges that may hinder our development journey.”
The project, implemented in collaboration with DEWA, Expo 2020 Dubai and Siemens Energy, is the first solar-driven green hydrogen producing facility in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer said that with this pilot plant, DEWA aims to demonstrate the production of green hydrogen from solar power, storage and re-electrification.
This is a system that allows for buffering renewable energy production, both for fast response applications, as well as for long-term storage.
The plant has been built to accommodate future applications and test platforms for the different uses of hydrogen, including potential mobility and industrial uses.
DEWA has already explored and developed a pilot project for green mobility using hydrogen that can be executed in the near future.
This technology allows the storage of large amounts of energy for long periods.
Hydrogen can be used for re-electrification through gas motors, gas turbines and fuel cells.
It can also be used as a feedstock for the chemical industry as fuel for transportation and also as energy for export.