The Saudi Arabian company signed extensive head of terms agreements to develop a green hydrogen facility and a green ammonia pilot project with the country’s Minstry of Energy and a state-owned chemical company, Uzkimyosanoat.

The green hydrogen project is expected to generate 3,000 tonnes of hydrogen per year and is targeting a commissioning date of December 2024.

A second project involves the development of a 500,000-tonne green ammonia feasibility study, which expects the project to cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 1.5 million tonnes annually. The study will conclude in the fourth quarter of 2024.

Mohammad Abunayyan, ACWA Power Chairman, said, “Green hydrogen is considered to be the fuel of the future and we are confident of applying our global expertise in accelerating the development of this vital source of clean energy for Uzbekistan.”

Jurabek Mirzamahmudov, Minister of Energy of Uzbekistan, fully supported the integration of green hydrogen to support the country’s decarbonisation goals.

ACWA will oversee the full value chain of integration to the existing infrastructure in Chirchiq, which is expected to improve the service factor of the facility and reduce its dependence on natural gas.

ACWA Power is on a mission to develop green hydrogen and ammonia projects around the world, announcing yesterday (January 18) it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Verbund to explore potential projects in the Middle East.

Last year, it also agreed to develop green hydrogen and ammonia projects in Indonesia.

Read more: ACWA and Verbund sign MoU to produce green hydrogen

Read more: ACWA Power plans to develop green hydrogen and ammonia in Indonesia

The Uzbekistan Ministry of Energy, ACWA Power and Air Products announced in 2021 they will work together to develop hydrogen research programmes and projects.

The three companies signed a strategic framework agreement that will support Uzbekistan’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as part of global commitment to the Paris Agreement under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Read more: Uzbekistan Ministry of Energy, ACWA Power, Air Products sign hydrogen deal

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