Middle East’s role as a global hub for green hydrogen to be discussed at Middle East Energy

middle east energy dubaiThe MENA region’s comprehensive energy event, Middle East Energy (formerly Middle East Electricity), returns to Dubai World Trade Centre from 7-9 March to address the future of the energy transition

It will welcome senior energy leaders, policymakers, and influencers to discuss the opportunities surrounding green hydrogen in the region.

According to a report by consultancy Roland Berger and Dii Desert Energy, an international public-private sector industry body, annual revenues for hydrogen production in the GCC could reach US$200bn, which in turn could support upwards of one million jobs directly and indirectly connected to the green value chain by 2050. 

The Global Energy & Utilities Forum (GEUF), one of the three dedicated energy conferences taking place at the event, will host a panel of key figures in the region’s rapidly emerging hydrogen market, including Stephan Gobert, senior vice president - Hydrogen AMEA, ENGIE; Michael Mair, VP growth and development (Europe, Middle East & Africa), Wood; Francois Dao, vice president - Middle East & Africa, EDF Renewables; and Alicia Eastman, president, Inter Continental Energy.

The panellists will discuss topics including the Middle East’s potential to emerge as a global hub for green hydrogen and ammonia, how projects will be financed and the price of producing green hydrogen, the importance of implementing hydrogen strategies to support future green hydrogen projects, as well as the opportunities surrounding blue hydrogen.

Azzan Mohammed, exhibition director, Global Energy & Utilities Forum and Middle East Energy, said, “As the role of green hydrogen in the energy transition has become a priority for governments and energy companies across the world, we have seen a shift to evaluating the advantages of developing the technology to reduce carbon emissions across utilities, transport and industrial sectors.

Meanwhile, the Intersolar Middle East conference, taking place within Middle East Energy, will run two sessions on the event’s opening day, focusing on vision, strategy and policymaking while also looking at the latest technology in producing, transporting, distributing, and using green hydrogen.

Within the five key product sectors of Middle East Energy - Smart Solutions, Renewable & Clean Energy, Critical & Backup Power, Transmission & Distribution, and Energy Consumption & Management - a range of brands including Lucy Electric, Cummins, Emirates Transformers, Ducab, Riyadh Cables Group and Bahra Cables Company will be showcasing solutions and technologies to accelerate the path to the energy transition

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