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ENGIE and PIF to develop hydrogen projects in Saudi Arabia

The MoU will help Saudi Arabia to export hydrogen as well. (Image source: ENGIE)

Low carbon energy services provider ENGIE has signed an MoU with Saudi Arabias Public Investment Fund (PIF) for the joint development of green hydrogen projects and its derivatives in the country

The agreement was signed by Frédéric Claux, managing director, flexible generation and retail, AMEA from ENGIE and Yazeed Alhumied, deputy governor and head of MENA investments from PIF.

Claux said, "The MoU between ENGIE and PIF will foster strategic partnership in developing green hydrogen projects in the kingdom. We, at ENGIE, are proud to contribute to driving the energy transition in the kingdom and achieving its aspirations and goals in the green hydrogen sector. Our partnership with PIF will contribute to laying robust foundations for the green hydrogen industry, enabling the kingdom to be one of the top exporters of green hydrogen worldwide."

PIF and ENGIE are to evaluate the feasibility of co-development opportunity. Additionally, the two parties will jointly formulate a strategy to best approach the international market and secure offtake arrangements.

The MoU will enable ENGIE to work closely with PIF in Saudi Arabia in diversifying the kingdom’s economy and to strengthen its global competitiveness in producing and supplying hydrogen and derivatives.