British energy giant BP has collaborated with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Masdar of Abu Dhabi for its planned hydrogen projects in Teesside, UK.

The collaboration builds on strategic framework agreements signed by the companies in September last year.

As agreed, ADNOC will make its first investment in the UK to acquire a 25% stake in the design stage of BP’s blue hydrogen project, H2Teesside.

BP and ADNOC will move the project to the pre-FEED design phase.

H2Teesside will include two 500MW hydrogen production units, and is expected to commence operations in 2027.

Renewable energy company Masdar signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU ) to purchase a stake in BP’s proposed green hydrogen project HyGreen Teesside.

The project will generate 60 megawatt electrical input (MWe) of hydrogen when it starts operations in 2025 and will gradually increase production to 500MWe by 2030.

BP CEO Bernard Looney said: “By joining forces with ADNOC and Masdar we are reinforcing the world-leading role that Teesside, and the UK more widely, can play in developing new supplies of energy, as well as new skills and supply chains.

“We’re backing Britain and the resources, capability, and net-zero ambition here in the UK make it ideal for the development of low carbon hydrogen, and together we can help deliver a significant contribution to the UK’s newly increased hydrogen ambition.”

As part of the collaboration, BP and ADNOC will also conduct a joint feasibility study for a new blue hydrogen project in Abu Dhabi.

ADNOC, BP, and Masdar will work with Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre (Tadweer) and Etihad Airways to explore the use of hydrogen and municipal waste to produce sustainable aviation fuels. The initiative will also be conducted in the UAE.

Earlier this month, BP and Equinor secured carbon storage licences in the UK Southern North Sea.