TA’ZIZ and Fertiglobe has signed an agreement to allow Fertiglobe to join the project of the world-scale blue ammonia production  at TA’ZIZ in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi, ADNOC announced in a press release.
This agreement will also enhance the UAE’s Hydrogen proposition which is depending on the great experience of ADNOC in carbon capture and storage in addition to the ammonia capabilities of Fertiglobe to develop the first-of-its-kind large scale blue ammonia project in the MENA region.
The project benefits from its location in the purpose-built TA’ZIZ Industrial Chemicals Zone, adjacent to the Ruwais Industrial Complex, which will supply the project with attractive hydrogen and nitrogen feedstocks. The agreement is subject to regulatory approvals.
On this occasion, Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and ADNOC Managing Director and Group CEO, said “This is a significant milestone in the development of our blue hydrogen and ammonia business and capitalizes on the strong foundation that ADNOC has developed with Fertiglobe. We believe hydrogen and its carrier fuels, such as ammonia, offer strong potential as low-carbon energy sources. As we continue to grow our manufacturing base in Ruwais, the UAE is well-placed to meet increasing global demand for this new fuel while strengthening our position as a world-scale chemicals and industrial hub and top destination for local and international investment.”
For his part Nassef Sawiris, Executive Chairman of OCI N.V. and CEO of Fertiglobe, commented “It [the Prject] helps grow our low carbon and Clean Fuels product offering, which includes our fast-growing biofuels business, further builds on our recently announced 365,000 tons per annum blue ammonia capability in Texas, and leverages OCI’s and Fertiglobe’s globally leading position in ammonia.”