SWCC and Cummins to produce hydrogen in Saudi Arabia

The agreement is a step towards the circular carbon economy to support strategic efforts to confront climate change and cutting emissions.

The Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) and Cummins Saudi Arabia Company Ltd. have agreed to develop a hydrogen gas plant.

The MoU is in line with Saudi’s approach to cooperate in producing clean hydrogen and establishing a joint fund to innovate related technologies. The initiative is also in line with the Saudi Vision 2030 of adopting clean energy in its projects and diversifying its economic resources to lead the world to produce alternative energy.

Among other goals, the agreement will help develop hydrogen gas production facilities and adopting hydrogen as an energy source and support the transformation of the water industry into a safe industry that is more committed to the environment and at a lower cost for the industrial and civil sectors.

The memorandum was signed on the sidelines of Dubai Expo 2020, included strengthening cooperation in engineering and research consultancy, and training in renewable energy.  Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and the World Green Economy Organization organised the 7th World Green Economy Summit (WGES) under the theme ‘Galvanising Action for a Sustainable Recovery’. Under its seven points declaration, WGES also encouraged further support towards low carbon transition by developing a strategy and a roadmap for green hydrogen in Dubai.

Shahkar Ali

Shahkar is the regional representative for Asia covering the hydrogen industry for H2 Bulletin. Please click on the email icon to contact him directly via email or follow him on social media.
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