ADNOC partners with thyssenkrupp Uhde on ammonia cracking facilities


The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has collaborated with thyssenkrupp Uhde, a Germany-based subsidiary of thyssenkrupp Group, to create new markets for clean hydrogen and encourage global clean energy value chains.

The partnership will develop large-scale ammonia cracking facilities with thyssenkrupp uhde reformer technology to extract hydrogen from ammonia after transportation.

The agreement will also explore possibilities to supply and ship low-carbon or green ammonia from the UAE to large-scale ammonia cracking plants across the world.

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Musabbeh Al Kaabi — ADNOC Low Carbon Solutions Executive Director and International Growth Directorate said: “ADNOC’s fast-growing hydrogen business is enabled by the UAE’s abundant and competitive energy reserves.

“… we will work with like-minded partners, such as thyssenkrupp to deliver tangible solutions that contribute to the decarbonization of the energy sector.”

ADNOC partners with thyssenkrupp Uhde on ammonia cracking facilities

ADNOC partners with thyssenkrupp Uhde on ammonia cracking facilities. Photo courtesy of ADNOC Group.

More than 130 large-scale chemical plants across the world are leveraging the uhde reformer technology for ammonia cracking process.

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Cord Landsmann — thyssenkrupp Uhde CEO said: “Countries in Europe, along with many others, are looking to clean hydrogen imports to decarbonize industry and society.

“Clean ammonia is the best way to transport hydrogen by ship, and together with ADNOC, we will deliver the last piece of the puzzle for global clean hydrogen trade at large scale.”

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In May 2021, ADNOC announced a one million tons per year low-carbon ammonia production facility at the TA’ZIZ industrial ecosystem and chemicals hub.

ADNOC through Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) is also investing in green hydrogen and renewable energy.

thyssenkrupp Uhde portfolio includes technologies for the production of basic chemicals, polymers and fertilizers, besides complete value-chains for green hydrogen and sustainable chemicals.

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