Kuwait International hydrogen technology

Symposium

The Kuwait Hydrogen Outlook from Vision to Action

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Welcome Message

Dear Industry Collogues

It is our greatest pleasure and honor to chair the 1st Kuwait Int’l Hydrogen Technology Symposium, themed “The Kuwait Hydrogen Outlook from Vision to Action” 5-6 March 2024, at Hilton Resort Hotel, Kuwait City.

Now more than ever the World calls for energy evolution, affordability, and security, where Hydrogen could play a pivotal role in the transition towards a low-carbon economy and sustainable future. In response to the demand for cleaner energy, Kuwait possesses all vital resources for the production of both “blue” and “green” hydrogen. Reaching a Net-zero economy will require the development of commercial-scaled hydrogen infrastructure that can facilitate both production and distribution, a prerequisite, which the country already works on. Putting Kuwait on the map of the world’s leading Hydrogen players demands a wide range of tools strategic, financial, and policy ones, along with adopting state-of-the-art production technologies.

Time and time again, our country leaders have strongly reconfirmed their long-term commitment to achieving carbon neutrality in the oil and gas sector by 2050, and in other sectors by 2060.

Held over two days, the symposium raises awareness and calls for action. It provides a platform to discuss the latest technological advancements, investment opportunities, and policy frameworks necessary for scaling up hydrogen infrastructure locally, regionally, and globally.

The time for action is now. Please come and join us on this exciting journey.

Executive Committee Co-Chair

Abdullah Al-Mutairi

Manager (Production and Projects - GAS)
Kuwait Oil Company

Executive Committee Co-Chair

Peter Jensen

ETSA Contract Manager North Kuwaiti Jurassic Gas
Shell

Executive Chairs

Honorary Executive Advisor

Executive Committee Co-Chair
Manager (Production and Projects - GAS)

Kuwait Oil Company

ETSA Contract Manager
North Kuwaiti Jurassic Gas

Shell

Executive Chairs

Abdullah Al-Mutairi

Executive Committee Co-Chair
Manager (Production and Projects - GAS)

Kuwait Oil Company

Peter Jensen

ETSA Contract Manager
North Kuwaiti Jurassic Gas

Shell

Honorary Executive Advisor

Adnan Shihab-Eldin

Honorary Executive Advisor

Why You Should Attend

The symposium offers an invaluable opportunity to participate in and shape a vital discourse around the future of energy. This two-day event aims to raise awareness, spur action, and stimulate productive dialogue on scaling up hydrogen infrastructure, not just locally and regionally, but also on a global level.

Learn from industry leaders

This Symposium offers an exceptional opportunity to hear from and interact with some of the leading figures in the Hydrogen technology field. Learn about the latest advancements, trends, and insights directly from the industry leaders.

Comprehensive coverage

The symposium’s theme, The Kuwait Hydrogen Outlook from Vision to Action, implies that the conference will provide a broad and thorough exploration of the Hydrogen industry. Attendees can expect in-depth sessions on all aspects of Hydrogen technology.

Networking opportunities

With a diverse group of industry professionals, researchers, policymakers, and investors expected to attend, the symposium will provide excellent opportunities for networking, creating valuable connections and potentially initiating collaborative projects.

Understand Kuwait's hydrogen landscape

As the symposium is being held in Kuwait, it offers a unique opportunity to gain a deep understanding of the Hydrogen industry’s development and prospects in Kuwait specifically and the Middle East generally.

Exclusive location

The Symposium is set to be held at the prestigious Hilton Kuwait Resort in Kuwait City. This offers an opportunity to combine professional development with the experience of Kuwait’s luxurious hospitality and distinctive cultural heritage.

Contribution to sustainable energy dialogue

Attending this Symposium contributes to the ongoing international dialogue on sustainable energy, highlighting the vital role that Hydrogen technology will play in achieving energy sustainability and mitigating climate change.

Opportunity for business development

For businesses operating in the Hydrogen industry, the symposium represents an ideal opportunity to understand market trends, establish their presence, explore potential partnerships and even discover potential clients.

Boost professional skills and knowledge

With various presentations, workshops, and interactive sessions, attendees will be able to develop their understanding of Hydrogen technology, improving their skills and knowledge which could further their careers in the sector.

Stay updated

Lastly, the symposium ensures that you stay abreast of all the latest developments and changes in the Hydrogen industry, an essential aspect of staying relevant and competitive in a rapidly evolving sector.

Join industry leaders

innovators, policymakers, and investors to discuss the latest technological advancements, investment opportunities, and the necessary policy frameworks.

Hydrogen Infographic

By 2032, Kuwait can produce green hydrogen at $3.22/Kg using PEM and $4.41/kg using SOEC technology.
These costs of hydrogen (~$2.09-3.80/kg from PEM and ~$3.82-5.50/kg from SOEC electrolyzers) suggest that green hydrogen in Kuwait in 2032 will be more competitive than in other regions
Kuwait possesses the requisite resources for the production of both “blue” and “green” hydrogen, as well as a strong track record in the production of both “grey” hydrogen and ammonia (an emerging hydrogen carrier and potentially an energy vector in its own right)
Kuwait has conducted feasibility studies on carbon capture, storage and utilization (CCUS), a pre-requisite for successful “blue” hydrogen production

Kuwait plans to invest approximately 1.5 Billion KD in Hydrogen Production facilities 
Here is some info I found:  

  1. Phase 1: Hydrogen Industry Pilot Program 21 Million KD
  2. Phase 2: Local Green Heavy Industries 357 Million KD
  3. Phase 3: Expansion of Hydrogen Industry & Exports 1.5 Billion KD

Join renowned experts in the region
and learn of the latest Hydrogen technology.

Hilton Kuwait Resort, State Of Kuwait
5 & 6 March 2024

Agenda

Opening Key Notes

The Key note Presentations will have Key Level DMs from The Kuwait Ministries of Energy and Power, K-Companies, Regulators, Regional and International Players. Highlighting Kuwait Vision and Frame work and sharing best practice from the region and internationally.

Kuwait Strategy for Net Zero by 2060 & the Role of Hydrogen

Session 5: Subsurface application (Panel Session Discussion)

Finding the best spot