Claudio Descalzi, Eni CEO, and Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and Adnoc Managing Director/Group CEO, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that outlines a framework of cooperation for future joint projects on energy transition, sustainability and decarbonisation.
Through this agreement, Eni and Adnoc will explore potential opportunities in the areas of renewable energy, blue and green hydrogen, carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS), in the reduction of greenhouse gas and methane gas emissions, energy efficiency, routine gas flaring reduction and the Global Methane Pledge, to support global energy security and a sustainable energy transition. In addition, they will evaluate areas of cooperation for sustainable development and promoting the spread of a culture of sustainability within the energy industry and its stakeholders.
Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi commented: “This agreement leverages the strategic relationship that Eni and Adnoc developed over the years, to strengthen our cooperation for decarbonisation and for a just energy transition. It comes at a crucial time, in a difficult international juncture and in view of the upcoming COP28, where the UAE, as hosting country, are expected to set out their vision for a clean energy transition agenda.”
Eni has been present in Abu Dhabi since 2018. With significant capital projects portfolio in UAE, Eni is one of the main international companies in the country.