The Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (ADNOC), oil major BP Plc and Abu Dhabi future energy company Masdar have joined forces to develop clean hydrogen and technology hubs.

Announcing their new-energy partnerships, ADNOC said the H2Teesside low-carbon hydrogen project with BP had moved into the design phase.

Other partnerships include a feasibility study for a low-carbon hydrogen project in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and an expanded ADNOC-BP-Masdar partnership to explore the production of sustainable aviation fuels from municipal waste and green hydrogen in Abu Dhabi.

Masdar and BP will also explore potential collaboration on HyGreen Teesside, BP’s green hydrogen project powered by offshore wind in the U.K.'s Teesside industrial cluster.

The new partnership builds on framework agreements signed during a September 2021 visit to the U.K. by UAE President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan.