Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and GE Gas Power have announced a joint cooperation initiative to develop a roadmap for decarbonising power generation in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The roadmap will cover the reduction of carbon emissions from gas turbines used for supplying power to ADNOC’s downstream and industry operations, including the Ruwais Industrial Complex in Abu Dhabi.

It will focus on the use of hydrogen and hydrogen-blended fuels for lower-carbon power generation.

ADNOC and GE will evaluate options to power ADNOC’s GE gas turbines with ammonia.

The companies also intend to integrate carbon capture solutions at ADNOC’s power generation facilities.

GE Gas Power Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) president and CEO Joseph Anis said: “Hydrogen and hydrogen-blended fuels, ammonia and carbon capture solutions, offer pathways to near-zero carbon emissions from gas power generation, without compromising on the reliability of electricity supplies – this is critical for industrial growth.

“We are honoured to work with ADNOC to explore solutions to decarbonise their gas turbines and thank them for their trust in us.”

Under the initiative, the companies will conduct joint research and development (R&D) programmes for developing solutions to reduce carbon emissions from gas power generation.

The partnership supports the UAE’s Net Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative.

ADNOC Refining and Petrochemical Asset Management senior vice-president Ahmed Omar Abdulla said: “This agreement is in line with our energy transition strategy and underscores our commitment to sound environmental stewardship while meeting the needs of the world’s growing energy demands.

“Working together with GE to develop sustainable solutions for power generation also furthers our ambitions to progress hydrogen as a future fuel and will leverage our industry-leading capabilities in carbon capture and storage.”

Last month, ADNOC and Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) agreed to create a renewable energy and green hydrogen joint venture.