Brooge Renewable Energy Ltd (BRE) has announced a partnership with Siemens Energy to build a PV solar farm with a capacity of up to 650 MW that will supply BRE’s renewable hydrogen & ammonia project near Abu Dhabi. The solar farm will constitute Phase 1 of the ammonia project. Siemens Energy will provide the engineering, design, procurement, and construction of the plant, including grid connection, operation and maintenance services.
It is with great honor that we announce our partnership with Siemens Energy at the World Government Summit 2023 as together we take a step toward a greener future. I look forward to working closely with the talented Siemens Energy team on this important project.Lina Saheb, Brooge Energy Interim CEO in Brooge Energy’s official press release, 15 February 2023
This announcement adds to a growing portfolio of renewable and CCS-based ammonia projects in the UAE. As well as ADNOC’s planned projects, a partnership between Helios Industry and Abu Dhabi Ports is expected to produce 200, 000 tonnes of “green” ammonia annually from solar PV. Last October, the first shipment of CCS-based ammonia between the UAE and Germany arrived in Hamburg, with ADNOC providing test fuel to Aurubis for copper wire production.
The UAE and Oman: ammonia energy neighbours
Also in the Middle East, a report by Asyad Group (Oman’s national logistics company), has recommended that Oman should position itself as the ideal midway bunker hub between Singapore and Rotterdam. This is owing to the country’s strategic location midway between the two existing LNG bunkering ports along the Asia-Europe container route (see left). With new bunkering patterns expected to emerge when ammonia volumes increase, this route, being the largest East-West container ship route, offers a large potential for CO2 emissions reduction via the use of ammonia maritime fuel.
With a sizable pipeline of renewable ammonia projects (see right), Oman can secure its future as a bunkering hub for ammonia and other green fuels. The country also has the opportunity to position its ports as ideal start/end points for maritime green corridors.