- Arabs and the world
International determination to invest in hydrogen is increasing, which is reflected in the increase in the number of countries that have prepared national plans and strategies for hydrogen to 47 countries.
According to OPEC, some Arab countries were strongly present in the global hydrogen scene, and were able, within a short period of time, to sign several memorandums of understanding with international partners in the field of hydrogen production and exploitation, in a move that reflects the true will towards strengthening dialogue and strategic cooperation between Arab countries and foreign countries. They have well-established economic ties.
This resulted in an increase in the number of announced projects in the Arab countries until the end of the first quarter of 2023, to 77 projects.
The Arab Republic of Egypt occupies the top of the list with a total of 24 green hydrogen and green ammonia production projects.
The United Arab Emirates ranked second with a total of 12 diverse projects ranging from the production of green and blue hydrogen (ammonia) to hydrogen applications in the transport sector.
The Sultanate of Oman ranked third with a total of 11 projects, most of which are for the production of green hydrogen and green ammonia.
The number of announced projects also increased in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (10 projects), in Morocco (7 projects), the Republic of Algeria (4 projects), Mauritania (3 projects), two projects in each of the Republic of Iraq and Djibouti, and one project in each of the countries Qatar, and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.