TA’ZIZ ammonia project in Abu Dhabi reaches new stage

Fertiglobe, a strategic partnership between ADNOC and OCI Company, has awarded a construction contract to Tecnimont, a business unit of MAIRE Group, for TA’ZIZ’s 1 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) low-carbon ammonia production facility in Abu Dhabi.

Courtesy of ADNOC

ADNOC’s Abu Dhabi Chemicals Derivatives Company (TA’ZIZ) announced the contract awarding at the Make it in the Emirates forum on May 28, 2024.

A significant portion of the construction award value is expected to flow back into the UAE’s economy under ADNOC’s In-Country Value (ICV) program.

Construction of the facility is set to begin in the third quarter of 2024, with operations scheduled to commence in 2027.

A preliminary life cycle assessment study estimates that Phase 1 of the plant will produce 50% lower-carbon intensity ammonia compared to conventional ammonia. In the second stage, the plant will further reduce its carbon intensity via capturing and sequestrating carbon dioxide emissions.

Mashal Saoud Al-Kindi, CEO of TA’ZIZ, said: “As a key transition fuel, ammonia is used in a range of energy applications and represents an unparalleled opportunity to bridge the gap between traditional energy sources and a low-carbon future.”

“This ammonia production facility, which is set to produce enough low-carbon ammonia to power hundreds of thousands of homes annually, 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.”

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

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