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Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Witnesses Signing of Strategic New Energy Partnership between ADNOC, bp and Masdar to Maximize Hydrogen Opportunities in the Energy Transition

ADNOC and bp move to design phase of low-carbon hydrogen H2Teesside project in the UK, ADNOC’s first UK investment, as well as feasibility study for a low-carbon hydrogen project in the UAE

Masdar and bp to explore potential collaboration on HyGreen Teesside, bp’s green hydrogen project powered by offshore wind in the UK’s Teesside industrial cluster

ADNOC-bp-Masdar partnership expanded to explore production of Sustainable Aviation Fuels from municipal waste and green hydrogen in Abu Dhabi, leveraging the capabilities of the UAE’s Tadweer and Etihad Airways

Strengthened collaboration builds upon bp’s decades of commercial activity in the UAE’s domestic energy sector and underscores the partners’ shared commitment to grow their new energy operations and maximize opportunities of the energy transition

Abu Dhabi, UAE – May 24, 2022: His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office, and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), has witnessed the signing of a partnership between Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), bp and Masdar to progress their strategic new energy partnership through the development of clean hydrogen and technology hubs, maximizing opportunities of the energy transition.

In the UK, ADNOC and bp advanced to the design phase (pre-FEED) of the H2Teesside low-carbon hydrogen project, while Masdar and bp signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore potential collaboration on the HyGreen Teesside green hydrogen project in the UK’s Teesside industrial cluster which will be powered by offshore wind.

In the UAE, ADNOC and bp moved to conduct a joint feasibility study for a low-carbon hydrogen project in Abu Dhabi. ADNOC, bp and Masdar also agreed to explore production of Sustainable Aviation Fuels in the UAE using solar-to-green hydrogen and municipal waste gasification, leveraging the capabilities of the UAE’s Tadweer (Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre) and Etihad Airways.

The companies’ successful progress in developing their new energy partnership builds upon the strategic framework agreements signed during the September 2021 visit to the UK by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Commenting on the agreements, H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, ADNOC Managing Director and Group CEO, and Masdar Chairman, said: “ADNOC and Masdar’s deepened partnership with bp is a testament to the UAE and UK’s longstanding track record of bilateral partnership in sustainability as well as the UAE’s intent to play a leading role in the fast-growing clean hydrogen economy both domestically and internationally. To that end, we welcome the opportunity to collaborate with bp in both the UAE and UK, laying the groundwork for deeper commercial partnership in the area of new energies and clean technologies. In the UK, our role in Teesside will represent ADNOC’s first investment into the UK and help to accelerate innovation in decarbonization of energy in industrial sectors. Similarly, the partners’ collaboration in Abu Dhabi is expected to further position the UAE as a leader in low-carbon energies and technology-driven industrial growth.”

Bernard Looney, bp’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “ADNOC and Masdar’s involvement reinforce the world-leading role that Teesside and the UK more widely can play in leading the development of low carbon hydrogen for low carbon economies. From supply chains to skills, Teesside and bp are ready to deliver. Our partnership with ADNOC and Masdar stretches internationally and will be able to help decarbonize some of the most hard-to-abate sectors in the world – like industrial manufacturing, power and aviation – in a sustainable way. I want to thank H.E. Dr Sultan for his continued commitment to the UAE’s energy transition. Partnerships like this reach beyond borders to provide the new energy solutions the world needs.”

His Excellency Falah Al Ahbabi, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center, Tadweer, said: “The Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center is keen to develop strategic partnerships which align with our ongoing efforts to divert waste from landfills and leverage commercially viable technology solutions to overcome the challenges posed by the treatment of vast volumes of waste. This agreement is a testament to our mutual commitments to sustainability and will boost Abu Dhabi’s and the UAE’s position as a world leader in the realm of green energy.”

Masdar CEO, Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, said: “Today’s announcements will strengthen the strategic partnership between Masdar, ADNOC and bp and continue to drive clean energy innovation for both the UAE and the UK. Masdar has been a long-standing investor in the UK’s renewable energy sector, and we will leverage our expertise in offshore wind and sustainable aviation fuels to support both nations’ energy transition while solidifying the UAE’s leadership position in the emerging green hydrogen economy.” Tony Douglas, Group Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Aviation Group, said: “Although aviation is considered one of the harder sectors to decarbonize, meaningful progress can be made if a basket of measures – including both SAF and LCAF – are pursued. We believe that a balanced approach is required, exploring future opportunities for SAF while improving the carbon intensity of hydrocarbon-based aviation fuels. This partnership between ADNOC, bp, Tadweer and Masdar supports Etihad’s SAF and LCAF strategy as key components to reduce carbon emissions until alternative fuels and technologies become fully viable.”

Partnership between ADNOC bp and Masdar

ADNOC and bp’s UK project, H2Teesside, will be co-developed within Teesside, a part of the East Coast Cluster on the Eastern coast of the UK, leveraging access to North Sea gas and bp’s existing CCUS capabilities. End-users of clean hydrogen produced at the planned project are expected to include neighboring large-scale industrial offtakers, such as chemical processors, fertilizer manufacturers and heat and power generators. Similar use cases as well as mobility demand in Teesside will be explored by bp and Masdar in the area of green hydrogen, setting the stage for robust end-to-end green hydrogen value chains.

In the UAE, ADNOC and bp expect to capitalize on Abu Dhabi’s existing industrial infrastructure, significant gas resources, and proximity to future clean hydrogen demand centers to potentially develop a world-scale low-carbon hydrogen facility. In addition, ADNOC, bp and Masdar have welcomed Abu Dhabi’s Tadweer and Etihad Airways to the UAE-UK new energy partnership, further strengthening the UAE’s value proposition within the hydrogen economy. Under the terms of the new agreement, ADNOC, bp and Masdar will leverage Tadweer’s extensive operational experience in circular economy innovations to explore conversion of municipal waste into Sustainable Aviation Fuels for Etihad Airways via gasification powered by solar-to-green hydrogen.

Building on the agreements announced in September 2021, ADNOC, bp and Masdar also deepened their collaboration on critical clean energy technologies, including Smart Decision Centers to support advanced performance management, best-in-class Methane Emissions Detection Platforms and Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) technology at ADNOC’s Bab field.

The UAE and UK’s expanded new energy partnership closely aligns with the UK’s recently announced commitment to achieve 10GW of low-carbon hydrogen by 2030, and the UAE’s Nationally Determined Contribution of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 23.5% compared to business as usual for the year 2030. ADNOC, bp and Madsdar welcome the opportunity to contribute to these bold national ambitions and will seek to increase knowledge sharing on new energy policy between the public and private sectors. Employees from the partners will be initially seconded in Abu Dhabi and the UK, while, longer term, the companies hope to increase capabilities to co-develop low and zero-carbon innovations and technology.


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May 24, 2022
Abu Dhabi


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About Masdar

Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company Masdar is advancing the commercialization and deployment of renewable energy, sustainable urban development and clean technologies to address global sustainability challenges. Wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company, the strategic investment company of the Government of Abu Dhabi, our mandate is to help maintain the UAE’s leadership in the global energy sector, while supporting the diversification of both its economy and energy sources for the benefit of future generations. Today, Masdar is active in more than 30 countries, including the UAE, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Mauritania, Egypt, Morocco, the UK, the US, Australia, Spain, Serbia, India, Indonesia, Uzbekistan, and many more. 

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About Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre (Tadweer)

Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre (Tadweer) is a government entity founded in 2008 upon the directives of His Highness Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the UAE, to serve as a starting point for the establishment of an integrated waste management system in Abu Dhabi. The Centre aims to build a sustainable environmental system by realising significant achievements in its projects and services. In addition, it aims to ensure the optimal utilisation of natural resources and transforming waste into a vital resource that contributes to the economy, by focusing on three central sectors: operations, strategy and business development, and supportive services, along with the related departments responsible for working towards achieving the Centre’s plans, strategy, and goals.

The Centre’s main activities includes the management of projects and facilities, waste collection services, pest control services, and licensing, tariff and client services. The Centre has specialised departments responsible for the activities related to the waste management services, as well as waste collection, transport, treatment, and recycling in proper and safe ways and in line with international best practices. The Centre’s departments are also responsible for establishing facilities, managing specialised projects, providing pest control services, and providing the best services to clients according to the best international practices. The Centre aims to raise the society’s environmental awareness to create a healthy, safe, and sustainable environment in line with the Abu Dhabi Vision 2030.

About Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, was formed in 2003 and quickly went on to become one of the world’s leading airlines. From its home in Abu Dhabi, Etihad flies to passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and North America. Together with Etihad’s codeshare partners, Etihad’s network offers access to hundreds of international destinations. In recent years, Etihad has received numerous awards for its superior service and products, cargo offering, loyalty programme and more. Etihad is recognised as one of the world’s leading airlines in response to COVID-19 and was the first airline in the world to fully vaccinate its crew on board.

Etihad sees tackling the climate crisis as the most important issue of our time, and through strategic partnerships with major global aviation brands and OEMs, Etihad is relentless in its pursuit of industry decarbonisation.

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