thyssenkrupp supports Emirati company Helios Industry in green hydrogen and green ammonia value chain development
thyssenkrupp technology and study know-how for first green hydrogen and green ammonia project in Abu Dhabi
Helios to operate the first green ammonia plant in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)
thyssenkrupp has been awarded a contract to perform a technical study for a new green hydrogen and green ammonia project by the Emirati company Helios. A water electrolysis plant as well as a facility for sustainable ammonia production are planned to be constructed at Kizad in Abu Dhabi, UAE, based on thyssenkrupp technology. It will be the first commercial plant to produce CO2-free green ammonia from renewable resources in the UAE.
The planned facility will integrate thyssenkrupp’s green hydrogen and green ammonia technologies with the first phase set to incorporate a multi-megawatt electrolyzer plant and an ammonia production facility with a capacity of 20,000 tonnes per annum with a next step to increase this to 200,000 tonnes per annum.
M. K. Saiyed, Managing Director of Helios: “This project is another important milestone for in the UAE’s shift to a lower carbon renewable energy future. The new facility will produce green ammonia which is an energy carrier that enables easy transportation of renewable energy e.g. via ship. It can also be used as emission-free transport fuel and in the fertiliser and chemical industries.”
Sami Pelkonen, CEO of thyssenkrupp’s Uhde business unit: “We are very excited to work together with Helios to support the UAE on its way into a sustainable future. In doing so, we are building both on our innovative technology solutions as well as on thyssenkrupp’s regional and local footprint and long heritage as a partner to the region.”
Integrated technology solutions for a CO2-free, sustainable future
In today’s changing electricity landscape, moving towards renewable energy sources, there is a strong need for technologies for energy storage, grid balancing and cross-sector integration – not only for electrical applications but also for transportation, heating, and the chemical industry. As a specialist in chemical plant engineering and construction, thyssenkrupp is able to offer various integrated solutions based on its water electrolysis technology. This includes for example processes for the production of sustainable ammonia, methanol and synthetic natural gas (SNG).
About Helios Industry
Helios Industry, a privately-owned special project vehicle company (SPV), plans to invest over AED3.67 billion (USD1 billion) in the construction of the facility over several years, which it aims to develop with local and international partners in two phases and is projected to produce 200,000 tonnes of green ammonia from 40,000 tonnes of green hydrogen. The Helios facility located in Kizad, will be powered by a dedicated 800-megawatt solar power plant within Kizad. The plant will use solar power to electrolyse water and split molecules into Hydrogen and Oxygen. At peak capacity, 40,000 tonnes of the green hydrogen released in this process will be used to produce 200,000 tonnes of green ammonia.