UAE’s Masdar advances green energy in Jordan with new wind and hydrogen projects
Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC – Masdar, the United Arab Emirates’ leading clean energy company, has announced a landmark agreement with the Jordanian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources. The agreement includes a joint development plan for a 1 gigawatt (GW) wind project with a battery energy storage system (BESS) and a memorandum to assess the feasibility of establishing a green hydrogen plant in Jordan.
Green Hydrogen Plant Feasibility in Aqaba
This initiative is set to explore the development of a green hydrogen production facility near the Port of Aqaba. The project aims to leverage Jordan’s renewable energy resources to produce cost-competitive green hydrogen, utilizing desalinated seawater and dedicated renewable power.
Masdar’s Expanding Global Presence in Clean Energy
Masdar CEO, Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, emphasized Jordan’s potential as a global leader in green energy, highlighting the nation’s substantial wind and solar resources. The agreements, signed at COP28, signify Masdar’s commitment to supporting Jordan’s decarbonization plans and leveraging its expertise in clean energy technologies.
Jordan’s Commitment to Renewable Energy and Decarbonization
Jordanian Energy Minister, Dr. Saleh Al-Kharabsheh, underlined the government’s efforts to position Jordan as a regional hub for green energy production. The partnership with Masdar aligns with Jordan’s Economic Modernization Vision (2023-2033), focusing on investments in green hydrogen production and transitioning towards clean energy to achieve net zero.
Masdar’s presence in Jordan is already established through the Baynouna Solar Energy Company joint venture, which inaugurated the 200MW Baynouna Solar Park, Jordan’s largest clean energy project. With a target of 1 million tonnes of green hydrogen production by 2030, Masdar is positioning the UAE as a global hub for low-carbon hydrogen.