ACWA Power signs green hydrogen pact with Italian partners

Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power has signed strategic agreements with six Italian partners at an Italian-Saudi investment forum in Milan to boost cooperation in green hydrogen and water desalination as well as research and development.

ACWA Power has been investing heavily in wind and solar power (Image credit: ACWA Power)

The self-described largest private water desalination company, ACWA Power has invested heavily in wind and solar to fuel its desalination plants.

The agreement with oil major Eni will cover collaboration in renewables and green hydrogen, along with research and development in sustainable technologies.

The other agreements are with enterprises federation Confindustria, utility and waste management firm A2A, industrial solutions provider Industrie De Nora, specialty additives manufacturer Italmatch Chemicals, and classification and engineering solutions provider RINA.

A2A and ACWA Power will assess the potential for green hydrogen projects and for green hydrogen imports in Italy.

With RINA, ACWA Power will investigate the potential use of green hydrogen and its derivatives in seaborne shipping.

Industrie De Nora will provide expertise in electrochemistry and sustainability technologies to enhance ACWA Power’s portfolio of water desalination projects. The two partners will also investigate possible cooperation in operations and maintenance in green hydrogen applications. 

Italmatch Chemicals and ACWA Power will explore the potential for production of water treatment products in Saudi Arabia, as well as opportunities in R&D and knowledge exchange.

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