Partners to start construction of low-carbon ammonia facility in Abu Dhabi

TA’ZIZ, owned by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Fertiglobe, a strategic partnership between ADNOC and OCI Company, Japan’s Mitsui & Co. and South Korea’s GS Energy Corporation have agreed to commence construction of a low-carbon ammonia production facility in Al Ruwais, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

A rendering of the ammonia production facility. Archive; Courtesy of ADNOC

In addition, Mitsui has signed a loan agreement with the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) to finance the development of the project.

Starting from 2027, the plant is expected to produce 1 million tons per year of ammonia with lower CO2 emissions compared to conventional ammonia. Mitsui said that to achieve CO2 emission reductions, additional facilities will be installed to capture and store CO2 emitted in the manufacturing process.

Besides participating in the project, Mitsui will offtake a certain volume of the clean ammonia produced at the plant for supplying Japan and other Asian markets.

To remind, TA’ZIZ, Fertiglobe, Mitsui & Co. and GS Energy Corporation signed a shareholder agreement to develop the low-carbon ammonia production facility in Abu Dhabi at the beginning of 2023.

In May 2024, Fertiglobe awarded the construction contract to Tecnimont, a business unit of MAIRE Group. At the time, Mashal Saoud Al-Kindi, CEO of TA’ZIZ, said that the facility is “core to the mission of TA’ZIZ to boost local industry supply chains, enhance ICV and catalyze manufacturing capabilities in the UAE – all with a focus on sustainability.”

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