Fertiglobe Joins TA’ZIZ for Blue Ammonia Project in Ruwais
TA’ZIZ and Fertiglobe have signed an agreement for Fertiglobe to join the world-scale blue ammonia production project at TA’ZIZ in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi. The agreement further strengthens the UAE’s hydrogen value proposition, building on the deep experience in carbon capture and storage of ADNOC, and the world leading ammonia capabilities of Fertiglobe, to develop the first-of-its-kind large scale blue ammonia project in the MENA region. The project benefits from its location in the purpose-built TA’ZIZ Industrial Chemicals Zone, adjacent to the Ruwais Industrial Complex, which will supply the project with attractive hydrogen and nitrogen feedstocks. The agreement is subject to regulatory approvals.
Since launching in 2020, TA’ZIZ has attracted significant interest from local and international investors. Today’s agreement marks the first international investor to partner with TA’ZIZ, with further announcements for other TA’ZIZ projects expected shortly.
The companies will jointly conduct pre-FEED and FEED activities and in parallel ADNOC will undertake a sole-risk feasibility study on blue ammonia. The Final Investment Decision is expected in 2022, and start-up is targeted for 2025.