The Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure (MoEI), announced that it had signed an Agreement with GHD Group, in partnership with the Germany-based Fraunhofer–Gesellschaft, to develop its National Hydrogen Strategy.
As part of the UAE’s Hydrogen Roadmap and the ongoing commitment to decarbonisation and energy transition, the National Hydrogen Strategy will help establish the UAE’s hydrogen vision and inform its policy decisions as one of its energy-mix diversification strategies and Net-Zero targets by 2050.
Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, said, ”We remain focused on our goal of capturing 25 percent of the most important hydrogen market. Our ambition is to see the UAE become a world-leading authority on the role of hydrogen in the energy transition. GHD had initially collaborated with the MoEI to assess the critical elements necessary to establish a hydrogen strategy in the UAE. GHD’s scope for developing and implementing the National Hydrogen Strategy is expected to set the direction for a hydrogen economy across the UAE.”
Sharif Al Olama, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, stated, “As the global Hydrogen economy accelerates through technological innovation, partnerships, and investment commitments, Hydrogen could be a decarbonisation solution that provides multiple market opportunities across electricity, transportation, and mobility and the industrial sectors. The UAE recognises that crucial elements must be in place for a booming hydrogen-based economy, including the proper infrastructure, technological readiness, and market access.”