Abu Dhabi hydrogen-fuelled plant to start in 2013


Plans for a $2bn hydrogen-fuelled power plant in Abu Dhabi, set to meet the emirate’s power requirements in future, are still underway according to reports.

BP and Rio Tinto Plc, through their UK-based joint venture Hydrogen Energy, are collaborating with Abu Dhabi’s Masdar to develop the plant, as oil revenue funds new infrastructure and industries.

The partners previously said design work would be completed last year and the facility would produce 500 megawatts, though a report from Fuel Cell Today appears to confirm that BP and its partners are still on track with plans for the site.

In an interview with Bloomberg, BP’s President of Middle East and South Asia, Steve Peacock, confirmed that BP and its partners are still conducting engineering and design work for their planned hydrogen-fueled power plant in Abu Dhabi.

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