The UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure (MOEI) has joined hands with GHD, a global professional services co. and the Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Integrated Energy Systems (CINES) to deliver a comprehensive National Hydrogen Strategy.
The strategy is in line with the UAE’s vision to become a leading global producer of low-carbon hydrogen by its 60th anniversary in 2031.
With the support from MOEI, the strategy is a fact-based analysis that evaluates the opportunities and challenges associated with establishing a hydrogen-based economy in the UAE.
It further focuses on leveraging the country’s abundant natural gas reserves, high solar radiance, and favourable position as a global energy and business hub.
The UAE is well-positioned to become a global leader in low-carbon hydrogen production with the added advantage of substantial financial resources and a high credit rating,
The partnership between GHD and Fraunhofer aims at ensuring the successful delivery of this project. GHD has gathered stakeholder insights including ongoing projects, planned initiatives, enablers, and worked with MOEI to develop a road-map for establishing the UAE hydrogen economy, the firm informed.
The firm further informed that the partnership also incorporated Fraunhofer’s technical parameters derived from its HYPAT – Hydrogen Potential Atlas project, in addition to the extensive research from primary and secondary literature sources, to ensure the accuracy of the data on hydrogen production and domestic forecasted targets.