The Netherlands/UAE – Masdar, the Port of Amsterdam, SkyNRG, Evos Amsterdam, and Zenith Energy have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to investigate the creation of a green hydrogen supply chain between Abu Dhabi and Amsterdam to assist the Dutch and European markets.
With a focus on manufacturing in Abu Dhabi and export to the Netherlands via the port of Amsterdam, the parties will coordinate their efforts to create a green hydrogen supply chain under the terms of this MoU. The exported green hydrogen will be transported via pipeline, truck, and barge to important European industries such as steelmaking, bunkering for shipping, and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Together, the parties will investigate various liquid organic hydrogen carriers and liquid hydrogen conveyance techniques.
The MoU was signed by Ellen Ruhotas, Managing Director New Energies for Zenith Energy, Maarten van Dijk, Chief Development Officer of SkyNRG, Gert-Jan Nieuwenhuizen, Managing Director for the Port of Amsterdam, Bart van der Meer, Business Development Manager of Evos, and Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Chief Executive Officer of Masdar. Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, President-Designate of COP28, and Chairman of Masdar, as well as Wopke Hoekstra, Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, witnessed the signing of the agreement.
Expanding green hydrogen
The fourth-largest port in Europe’s operator, Port of Amsterdam, is dedicated to expanding its use of green hydrogen and is collaborating closely with businMasdar ess entities operating at the port on green hydrogen development. A network of SAF production facilities are being built by SkyNRG, a market leader in SAF, and they need green hydrogen as an input. Some of the most notable blending and storage terminals in the port are run by Zenith Energy and Evos Amsterdam, with Zenith constructing a liquid hydrogen supply chain and Evos Amsterdam focusing on a liquid organic hydrogen carrier supply chain.
Masdar hydrogen efforts
With a target of 100 GW of renewable energy capacity and 1 million tonnes of green hydrogen generation yearly by 2030, Masdar revealed its new shareholding structure and green hydrogen business unit in December. Several projects involving the creation of green hydrogen are actively being worked on by Masdar. Aiming for an electrolyzer capacity of 4 gigawatts by 2030 and an output of up to 480,000 tonnes of green hydrogen annually, Masdar struck agreements last year to collaborate on the development of green hydrogen production plants in Egypt.