The Saline Water Conversion Corporation and Cummins Saudi Arabia Company Ltd. signed a Memorandum of Understanding on developing a hydrogen gas production plant, on the concluding day of WETEX 2021.
The Corporation intends to implement this project in the context of its commitment to developing innovative sustainable solutions for the water industry sector globally. This initiative is in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 of adopting clean energy in its projects and diversifying its economic resources to lead the world in the production of alternative energy. The financial ability of Cummins to deploy large-scale hydrogen projects, backed by global presence, mass production facilities, and the active participation in different global energy councils (such as hydrogen councils), makes the company a trusted player to meet the needs of the growing hydrogen economy.
The memorandum, which came on the sidelines of Dubai Expo 2020, included strengthening cooperation in engineering and research consultancy, and training in renewable energy. This is within the framework of Desalination’s direction as an industrial entity active in economic development – to tackle the challenges posed by global climate change by innovating practical solutions that employ modern and promising technologies and reduce carbon emissions; developing hydrogen gas production facilities and adopting hydrogen as an energy source, and to support the transformation of the water industry into a safe industry that is more committed to the environment and at a lower cost for the industrial and civil sectors.