DUBAI: Abu Dhabi-based Helios Industry plans to invest 3.67 billion dirhams ($1 billion) in a green ammonia production facility to be constructed over several years.
The solar powered facility will be located at the Abu Dhabi Ports owned Khalifa Industrial Zone, and will produce 200,000 tons of green ammonia from hydrogen.
It comes as the UAE embarks on a massive sustainability and green technology push.
“Caring for the environment is a shared responsibility. We are committed to pioneering investment and development efforts to produce sustainable and clean energy for the future in the UAE,” Helios’ managing director M. K. Saiyed said in a statement carried by the WAM state news agency.
He said the plant will also be the first production plant in the UAE capital to produce ammonia from hydrogen using renewable energy.
The facility is expected to reduce carbon emissions by an excess of 600,000 tons annually, equivalent to the amount of pollution generated by 140,000 vehicles.
An 800-megawatt solar power plant will be dedicated to the KIZAD facility.