November 27, 2022

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Emirates Global Aluminum and General Electric have set up a roadmap to decorbonize giant gas turbines.

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Emirates Global Aluminum and General Electric Gas Energy intend to develop a roadmap to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from existing Emirates Global Aluminum’s natural gas turbines, including the use of hydrogen as a fuel, and the study as a study. And storage solutions.

The MoU was signed by Abdel Nasser bin Kalban, CEO of Emirates Global Aluminum and Joseph Anis, Head and CEO of General Electrics Energy Services and Gas Energy Systems business division in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

The Jebel Ali and Tawila sites have EGA 33 GE natural gas turbines, and these turbines generate a total of 5,200 MW of electricity. Its activities account for a significant proportion of EGA’s total carbon emissions.

The MoU is in line with the UAE government’s blueprint for hydrogen leadership, announced earlier this month at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow. The plan includes developing a strategy to support low-carbon industries that will contribute to the United Arab Emirates’ initiative to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

His Excellency Mariam Bint Mohammed Al Muhairi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, said: “The decarbonization of industrial activity is a key pillar of the United Arab Emirates’ 2050 climate-neutral strategic initiative, so EGA’s plans to capture, utilize, capture and utilize solutions to convert hydrogen into fuel and activate carbon. . ” . There is no doubt that the efforts to reduce the intensity of emissions caused by the activities of the EGA provide a leading example of the efforts to achieve the environmental sustainability that industrial companies in the UAE should follow.

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This is the first Memorandum of Understanding signed by GE Gas Energy in the world to contribute to the search for possible solutions to reduce the carbon footprint of electricity generation in the aluminum sector. EGA and GE intend to form a joint steering committee to develop a strategic decarbonization plan.

Abdul Nasser bin Kalban said: “This collaboration with General Electric will help us explore optimal ways to reduce carbon emissions from our energy system in the coming years, including the transition to hydrogen fuel use. It will also contribute to the implementation of the United Arab Emirates Roadmap to achieve leadership in the field.

For his part, Joseph Anis, President and CEO of GE’s Energy Services and Gas Power Systems business division at EMEA, said: “GE has been proud to support EGA for over 40 years by providing advanced power generation solutions, and we are pleased to be clean and environmentally friendly in the future. To further accelerate its transformation, our cooperation will be further enhanced by the use of hydrogen as a fuel and the adoption of carbon capture, utilization and storage solutions in the EGA to reduce carbon emissions from power generation.

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