Suhail bin Mohamed Al Mazrouei, the Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, unveiled ambitious plans for the UAE’s energy future during the opening of ADIPEC 2023.

Speaking at the ministerial panel on ‘Fast Tracking the Energy Transition,’ he stated that the UAE is on track to become a prominent producer and supplier of low-carbon hydrogen.

By 2030, the UAE intends to achieve a total clean energy capacity of 19.8 gigawatts. Additionally, the country is committed to producing 1.4 million metric tonnes of low-carbon hydrogen annually by 2031, with a long-term goal of reaching 15 million metric tonnes per year by 2050.

Emphasizing the importance of international collaboration, Al Mazrouei highlighted the need to address global energy challenges collectively.

Tayba Al Hashemi, Chair of ADIPEC 2023 and CEO of ADNOC Offshore, underlined the pressing global energy demand due to population growth and the imperative to combat climate change.

She called for swift decarbonization efforts across all sectors while ensuring energy security and inclusivity for all.

Amin H. Nasser, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aramco, echoed the commitment to balancing energy security and sustainability. He stressed Aramco’s dedication to providing cleaner and more sustainable energy solutions for future generations.

The panel explored the role of innovative policies and inclusive practices in meeting growing energy needs while achieving net-zero emissions. Government involvement in fostering collaboration and investment was also acknowledged.

Ministers underscored the importance of facilitating a just low-carbon future that simultaneously reduces emissions and drives economic growth.

Minister Al Mazrouei advocated for a pragmatic approach, urging a focus on technical aspects rather than politics, especially within OPEC.

Haitham Al Ghais, Secretary General of OPEC, called for a clear roadmap to guide the transition to a sustainable energy future.

Representatives from Turkey and Romania discussed their respective countries’ initiatives aimed at transitioning to cleaner energy systems.

ADIPEC 2023 will feature ten conferences over four days, including a new hydrogen-focused conference and an expanded strategic decarbonization conference.

These events will address various themes such as energy security, finance and investment mobilization, and the development of a zero-carbon value chain.

The exhibition will host over 2,200 companies, 30 country pavilions, and four specialized areas to encourage cross-sector collaboration and transformative partnerships.”