May 28, 2024

Magnom Properties partners with Schneider Electric and H2-Enterprises

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Magnom Properties signs MoU with Schneider Electric and H2-Enterprises
Magnom Properties signs MoU with Schneider Electric and H2-Enterprises

Magnom Properties, a subsidiary of Rawabi Holding, has announced that the futuristic ‘Forbes International Tower’, designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG Architecture), will be the first-of-its-kind project in the world to run entirely on the Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) system. The LOHC technology enables hydrogen to be stored, transported and released in safe and environmentally friendly manner.

In line with the sustainable vision of the zero-carbon emissions commercial tower, Magnom Properties has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, and H2-Enterprises, a global hydrogen generation and energy storage solutions company, to tap into the long-term potential of clean hydrogen to accelerate the ambitious zero carbon emission goals of the Forbes International Tower.

Magnom Properties, Schneider Electric & H2 enterprises logo
Magnom Properties, Schneider Electric & H2 enterprises logo

Using the proprietary technologies of H2-Enterprises to create clean hydrogen by using previously non-recyclable plastics and other organic wastes as feedstock for its energy production and Schneider Electric’s innovative digital solutions for energy management, the Forbes International Tower will not only tackle critical energy challenges but also power the 24/7 needs of the tower’s operations in a sustainable manner.

Under the strategic partnership, the Forbes International Tower, planned in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, will tackle critical energy challenges by utilising clean hydrogen produced in a climate-neutral manner from renewable waste sources to power the needs of its operations. The surplus of CO2-emission free, safe and easily storable clean hydrogen will be used for a wide range of other applications to support the energy needs of businesses in the region.

The MoU was signed by Othman A. Ibrahim, CEO, Rawabi Holding and Vice Chairman of Magnom Properties, and Maged Marie, CEO of Magnom Properties, with Sebastien Riez, Cluster President for the North East Africa and Levant region, Schneider Electric, and Michael Stusch, Executive Chairman and CEO of H2-Enterprises. The signing ceremony took place at the offices of Magnom Properties at ICD Brookfield Place at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

Othman A. Ibrahim, CEO, Rawabi Holding and Vice Chairman of Magnom Properties, said: “As an organisation committed to long-term sustainability in the region, we are delighted to sign the MoU with Schneider Electric and H2-Enterprises to drive innovative smart climate solutions that address urban development challenges. Through this partnership, we aim to elevate the standards of sustainability and environmentally responsible practices in the region’s real estate sector, in line with the ambitious goals of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”

Maged Marie, CEO, Magnom Properties
Maged Marie, CEO, Magnom Properties

Maged Marie, CEO, Magnom Properties, said: “Clean hydrogen represents the future of electricity generation. By adopting the novel waste-to-hydrogen technology to power its energy needs, the Forbes International Tower has once again demonstrated its leading role in driving innovations to enhance energy efficiency and achieve its vision of zero-carbon emissions. The partnership with Schneider Electric and H2-Enterprises further reinforces our commitment to building a self-sustaining, environmentally intelligent structure, and places the Forbes International Tower at the forefront of revolutionising the sustainability landscape in the region.”

Through the partnership, the Forbes International Tower addresses two global environmental challenges of waste pollution and the creation of clean energy. By building up capabilities of hydrogen production, storage, transport, and trading, it paves the way for both global energy transition and the emergence of the hydrogen economy.

Amel Chadli, VP Digital Energy & Software, Schneider Electric Middle East & Africa
Amel Chadli, VP Digital Energy & Software, Schneider Electric Middle East & Africa

Amel Chadli, VP Digital Energy & Software, Schneider Electric Middle East & Africa, said: “By leveraging clean hydrogen technology, the Forbes International Tower exemplifies Schneider Electric’s vision of Electricity 4.0 and our commitment to achieving net-zero buildings through decarbonisation of energy supply. This landmark project paves the way for a sustainable future, redefining the way we power and shape the built environment in the Middle East and Africa.”

The energy harnessed is likely to exceed the capacity required by the building.  In addition, the versatile nature of energy derived from clean hydrogen makes it highly suitable for various purposes within the building including providing heat and meeting other energy needs, further maximising the efficiency and resourcefulness of the Forbes International Tower. This innovative approach yields a negative net carbon footprint but also harnesses the power of waste utilisation.

Michael Stusch, Executive Chairman & CEO of H2-Enterprises.
Michael Stusch, Executive Chairman & CEO of H2-Enterprises.

“With the signing of this landmark MoU, the transition towards a zero-emission electrification of real estate is underway, powered by hydrogen derived from LOHC,” said Michael Stusch, Executive Chairman & CEO of H2-Enterprises.

He added: “We are very happy to be working with Magnom Properties and AS+GG on the Forbes International Tower, a project that elevates green building design and zero-emission standards to push the boundaries of modern construction. By joining forces with Schneider Electric as our esteemed partner, we can swiftly deploy this transformative technology at the necessary pace as part of our unwavering commitment to combat climate change and limit global temperature rise to a maximum of 1.5°C by 2030. Through this collaboration and by embracing this innovative technology in future ready buildings across the globe, we can expedite the transformative process and embrace a sustainable future.”

Through the partnership, Magnom Properties will utilse the long-term potential of clean hydrogen to accelerate the ambitious zero carbon goals of the Forbes International Tower. Leveraging the expertise and innovative technologies introduced by Schneider Electric in the field of smart cities and buildings, will enable the tower to achieve its sustainability goals, reduce electricity bills, rationalise energy consumption and enhance the overall quality of living.

By joining forces with Magnom Properties and H2-Enterprises, Schneider Electric aims to accelerate sustainability and automation in buildings and expand the concept of ‘Buildings of the Future’ that are sustainable, resilient, hyper-efficient, and people-centric.

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