The construction of the first high-speed hydrogen refueling station in the Middle East started

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced on July 18 that it has started construction of the first high-speed hydrogen refueling station in the Middle East. The hydrogen refueling station will be built in a sustainable urban community in Masdar City, the capital of the UAE, and will produce hydrogen from an electrolyzer powered by a “clean grid”.

The construction of this hydrogen refueling station is an important measure of ADNOC in promoting energy transformation and achieving decarbonization goals. The company plans to have the station complete and operational later this year, while they also plan to build a second hydrogen refueling station in Dubai Golf City, which will be equipped with a “conventional hydrogen fueling system.”

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ADNOC has a partnership with Toyota Motor Corporation and Al-Futtaim Motors to test the Masdar City station using their fleet of hydrogen-powered vehicles. Under the partnership, Toyota and Al-Futtaim will provide a fleet of hydrogen-powered vehicles to help ADNOC how to best utilize high-speed hydrogen refueling in mobility projects in support of the UAE’s recently announced National Hydrogen Strategy.

This move by ADNOC shows the importance and confidence in the development of hydrogen energy. Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and Managing Director and Group CEO of ADNOC, said: “Hydrogen will be a key fuel for the energy transition, helping to decarbonize the economy at scale, and it is a natural extension of our core business.”

The head of ADNOC added: “Through this pilot project, important data will be collected on the performance of hydrogen transport technologies.”

Post time: Jul-21-2023