Through an advanced factory in “Kizad” to process lithium at a cost of 5 billion dirhams

The UAE enters the global electric car battery industry

During the signing of the Musataha agreement between “Kizad” and “Titan Lithium”. From the source

Khalifa Economic Zones Abu Dhabi - “Kizad Group” and “Titan Lithium”, based in the UAE, announced the signing of a 50-year Musataha agreement to establish an advanced lithium processing plant in Khalifa Industrial Zone (Kizad Al Maamoura).

According to the plan, the “Titan Lithium” factory will be developed in three phases with investments amounting to five billion dirhams. The factory will produce “lithium carbonate” and “lithium hydroxide” materials used in the manufacture of electric car batteries and supply them to battery factories and electric car spare parts around the world. .

This factory, which is scheduled to be built on an area of ​​290,000 square metres, will represent a huge leap towards strengthening the UAE’s position as a major force in the global lithium processing market. The factory will also establish the Abu Dhabi Ports Group’s position as an important link in the global automotive industry, through its role. As a strategic provider of comprehensive logistics solutions along the supply chain from factory to end user.

According to preliminary estimates, the factory will import annually, after its establishment, about 150,000 tons of lithium ore from lithium mines in Zimbabwe through “Khalifa Port”, adjacent to the factory site in “Kizad”. This integration highlights the exceptional capabilities of “Abu Dhabi Ports” and the integrated system that The group has succeeded in developing it in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, where the efforts and capabilities of the group's five sectors combine and integrate to serve one giant project being developed in one of the sectors.

Sustainable development

Mohammed Al Khader Al Ahmad, CEO of Khalifa Economic Zones Abu Dhabi - Kizad Group, said: “Establishing a lithium processing plant is in line with the UAE’s national agenda and its goals of promoting sustainable development and encouraging innovation, and it is also in line with the goals of (Kizad Group) towards achieving sustainable development. It is an extension of the principles of cooperation and synergy that were established during the Climate Summit (COP28) in the UAE, and an important step towards achieving the vision of the wise leadership.”

He added: “We expect this project to contribute to achieving the strategic vision of the UAE, accelerating the pace of economic diversification, and strengthening the UAE’s position as a global economic center based on a sustainable economy.”

Global center

For his part, the founder and president of Titan Lithium Industries, Vaibhav Jain, said: “Our facility in (Kizad) represents a step towards a sustainable future for the world, in addition to being a promising investment for the company, and an important station in the economic development process in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.”

He added: “Lithium is considered the future of energy, and through this project we seek to consolidate the position of the UAE, and specifically the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, as a regional and global center for the lithium processing industry.”

The role of lithium

With the growing global trend towards switching to renewable energy sources, the vital role that lithium plays as a major element in generating renewable energy is highlighted, and here lies the importance of this project in strengthening the position of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as a leading global destination for the lithium processing industry, in addition to its importance in stimulating the local economy and providing many Of job opportunities.

The proposed factory will rely in its operational operations on the latest technologies and best sustainable practices, in order to ensure the highest level of environmental responsibility and contribute to the development of the global electric vehicle industry.

Processed lithium is considered one of the main components that is extremely important for the manufacture of battery packs used in electric cars, which is one of the fast-growing sectors in the global transition towards sustainable energy.

It is noteworthy that the UAE, as part of its commitment to achieving the goal of reducing emissions to zero, announced an ambitious plan aimed at increasing the share of electric and hybrid vehicles to 50% of the total vehicles sold by 2050, which in turn will lead to an increase in demand for materials used in the manufacture of batteries in the country.

• The plant is a huge leap towards strengthening the UAE’s position as a major force in the global lithium processing market.