Thyssenkrupp Bags Green Hydrogen Project of Helios


Thyssenkrupp (German company) bags Helios company’s green hydrogen and ammonia project contract for conducting a technical study. Helios company is based out of UAE.


As per the contract, a water electrolysis plant and a sustainable ammonia production facility will be constructed at Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), Abu Dhabi, based on the technology by thyssenkrupp.

This plant will be the first commercial plant to generate carbon dioxide-free green ammonia with the help of renewable resources in the kingdom.


The first phase is set to incorporate a multi-megawatt electrolyzer plant and an ammonia production facility with a capacity of 20,000 tonnes per annum with a next step to increase this to 200,000 tonnes per annum.

M. K. Saiyed, Managing Director of Helios, said, “This project is another important milestone for the UAE’s shift to a lower carbon renewable energy future. The new facility will produce green ammonia which is an energy carrier that enables easy transportation of renewable energy e.g. via ship. It can also be used as emission-free transport fuel and in the fertilizer and chemical industries.”

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Sami Pelkonen, CEO of Thyssenkrupp’s Uhde business unit said, “The company will work together with Helios to support the UAE on its way into a sustainable future. In doing so, we are building both on our innovative technology solutions as well as on Thyssenkrupp’s regional and local footprint and long heritage as a partner to the region.”

Taking a step closer to renewable energy sources, there are high demands for grid balancing, cross-sector integration, and energy storage which are not just limited to electrical applications and also include heating, transportation, and the chemical industry.

Thyssenkrupp was able to offer different integrated solutions which are based on water electrolysis technology as the company is a specialist in construction and chemical plant engineering.

This includes for example processes for the production of sustainable ammonia, methanol, and synthetic natural gas (SNG).

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