bp, ADNOC (Abu Dhabi National Oil Company) and Masdar, a global leader in renewable energy and sustainable urban development, have today signed three agreements that could boost investment into clean and low carbon energy by billions of dollars, creating potentially thousands of energy jobs.
Bernard Looney, bp CEO
These align with the key areas of both the UK Government’s 10-point plan for a green industrial revolution and the UAE Government’s ‘Principles of the 50’, which include the development of a dynamic domestic economy through scientific and technical excellence.
Boris Johnson, UK Prime Minister
Following an event at 10 Downing Street, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “This is a fantastic investment in the industries of the future, creating high-value jobs across the UK as we build back better and greener. It is clear indication that businesses in the energy sector are taking the transition to cleaner solutions seriously, and a major boost to the UK’s own ambitious net zero goals.”
Bernard added: “The UK and UAE Governments have bold plans for decarbonization. The UK is our home and we have worked in the UAE for nearly a century.”
H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, Managing Director and Group CEO, ADNOC, and Chairman, Masdar, said: “The UK and UAE have enjoyed decades of strong economic ties and the agreements signed today between ADNOC, Masdar and bp will serve to deepen the strategic relationship between our countries. We look forward to building upon this legacy to strengthen both countries’ ambitions to generate economic growth through low carbon initiatives.”