BP Strengthens Partnerships with ADNOC, Masdar

27.05.2022 - Building on agreements signed last September, BP, Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (ADNOC) and Masdar have inked further agreements to progress their partnerships on blue and green hydrogen projects in both the UK and United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Marking its first investment in the UK, ADNOC will take a 25% stake in BP’s blue hydrogen project – H2Teesside – that will comprise two 500MW hydrogen facilities. ADNOC will now advance the project, initially to the next stage of design, which is pre-front end engineering and design. The units are scheduled to start operating in 2027.

Masdar – Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company – has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding to acquire a stake in BP’s proposed green hydrogen project. This development, named HyGreen Teesside, plans to produce 60MWe (megawatt electrical input) of hydrogen on startup in 2025, increasing to up to 500MWe by 2030.

BP said that together, the two projects could deliver 15% of the UK government’s target of 10GW hydrogen production in 2030.

End-users of the clean hydrogen produced at H2Teesside are expected to include neighboring large-scale industrial off-takers, such as chemical processors, fertilizer manufacturers, and heat and power generators. BP and Masdar will also explore similar use cases as well as mobility demand for green hydrogen in Teesside, setting up a platform for what they termed “robust end-to-end green hydrogen value chains.”

In addition, BP will join ADNOC to conduct a feasibility study for a world-scale, low-carbon hydrogen project in Abu Dhabi. The two groups, along with Masdar, have also linked up with Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre (Tadweer) and Etihad Airways to explore the production of sustainable aviation fuels from hydrogen and municipal waste gasification in the UAE.

Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and ADNOC managing director and group CEO, commented: “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.”

Author: Elaine Burridge, Freelance Journalist