John Cockerill Hydrogen, ADNOC and Strata Manufacturing to Boost UAE’s Hydrogen Economy
June 13th 2023
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – May 31, 2023 – The Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) has facilitated a Strategic Collaboration Agreement between ADNOC, John Cockerill Hydrogen and Strata Manufacturing, aiming to manufacture electrolysers in the UAE for local use and for export, announced today at the “Make it in the Emirates” forum in Abu Dhabi.
Electrolysers produce green hydrogen, an energy source made from renewables that does not emit carbon dioxide at the point of use. The agreement enhances the development of the UAE’s green hydrogen economy through the in-country manufacturing of electrolysers and supports the UAE’s “Make it in The Emirates” campaign to promote local industry and create a favorable environment for investors.
The agreement was signed at a ceremony witnessed by His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and Managing Director and Group CEO of ADNOC, Her Excellency Amal Al Jabri Director General of the Human Resources Authority and Chair of Strata’s Board of Directors, His Excellency Antoine Delcourt, Ambassador of Belgium in the UAE and Jean-Luc Maurange, Executive Member of the Board, John Cockerill. The agreement was signed by Hanan Balalaa, Senior Vice President, New Energies and Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage, ADNOC, Ismail Ali Abdulla, Managing Director & CEO of Strata Manufacturing and Raphael Tilot, CEO of John Cockerill Hydrogen.
ADNOC is an early mover in the production of clean hydrogen and is a key enabler of the UAE’s ambition to become a key supplier to global hydrogen markets. The company is also a shareholder in Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) which has around 20 GW of clean power capacity and targets at least 100GW renewable energy and up to 1 million tons of green hydrogen by 2030.