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Dubai hydrogen pilot is MENA’s first

Project will produce 20.5kg/hr of hydrogen at 1.25MWe of peak power


Dubai has inaugurated the first solar-driven green hydrogen producing facility in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

The USD 11 million pilot project is a joint initiative between Siemens Energy, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), and Expo 2020 Dubai.

The project is located at the Outdoor Testing Facility of DEWA’s Research and Development (R&D) Center at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.

Daylight solar power from the solar park will enable the pilot project to produce around 20.5kg/hr of hydrogen at 1.25MWe of peak power, according to Siemens Energy.

The project supports the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, which aims to provide 75% of total power capacity from clean energy sources by 2050 and the Dubai Green Mobility 2030 initiative, which aims to stimulate the use of sustainable transport.

As the first industrial scale facility to produce green hydrogen in the MENA region, it will help decarbonize industries that are hard to abate with renewable energy alone.