Masdar, ADNOC join bp’s blue and green hydrogen projects in England

By Sakina Raj  | Date: 2022-05-25

Masdar, ADNOC join bp’s blue and green hydrogen projects in England

bp is solidifying its strategic partnership with UAE’s largest energy company ADNOC, and Masdar, future energy company of Abu Dhabi, unlocking international collaboration over its blue and green hydrogen initiatives in Teesside of Northeast England.

As a part of the partnership, ADNOC will secure a 25% stake in the design phase of bp’s blue hydrogen project, ‘H2Teesside’, marking ADNOC’s first investment in the UK. Together, both companies will advance the project to the next stage of design, the pre-FEED stage.

Essentially, H2Teesside is expected to propel the UK’s hydrogen economy after building two 500MW capacity hydrogen production units by 2030 and is pursuing to commence operations in 2027.

Speaking on the latest development, Bernard Looney, Chief Executive of bp, stated that teaming up with ADNOC and Masdar will reinstate Teesside, and the UK as a world-leader in development of new energy supplies, new skills, and supply chains.

Looney added that supporting Britain makes sense for bp, as the landscape’s resources, capability, and ambitious net zero goals offer lucrative opportunities for the development of low carbon hydrogen. Besides, it can also, through collaborative efforts, back UK’s emerging hydrogen ambition.

It has been reported that Masdar has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to acquire a stake in the green hydrogen project, ‘HyGreen Teesside’ proposed by the British oil & energy company.

Essentially, the project is being designed to generate 60Mwe (megawatt electrical input) of hydrogen at a commencement in 2025, extending up to a capacity of 500Mwe by 2030.

Speculations have it that, combined, the two hydrogen projects could supply the UK Government’s recently expanded 10GW goal as a part of 2030 hydrogen production target.

Moreover, bp and ADNOC will assess a new blue hydrogen project in Abu Dhabi with a joint feasibility study for low-carbon hydrogen project in the country at global-scale.

The three energy companies have teamed up with Etihad Airways and Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre (Tadweer) with the aim of amplifying production of sustainable fuels - using municipal waste gasification method and hydrogen – in the UAE.

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