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TAQA, ADNOC, Mubadala Enter Binding Agreements for Acquisition of Masdar Stake

TAQA, ADNOC, Mubadala Enter Binding Agreements for Acquisition of Masdar Stake

Wednesday, 22 June, 2022 - 05:45
General view of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, January 3, 2019. REUTERS/ Hamad I Mohammed/File Photo/File Photo

Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA), Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Mubadala Investment Company have entered into binding agreements for TAQA and ADNOC to purchase stakes in Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) from Mubadala, Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported Tuesday.

This is a major milestone towards completing the transaction announced late last year by President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The partnership sets out to create a global clean energy powerhouse that consolidates the renewable energy and green hydrogen efforts of TAQA, Mubadala and ADNOC under the Masdar brand, WAM said.

The transaction puts a value for the new Masdar joint ventures at approximately AED7 billion (US$1.9 billion) on a 100% equity basis. The binding agreements will see TAQA acquire a 43% controlling stake in Masdar's renewables business, with Mubadala retaining a 33% interest and ADNOC owning the remaining 24% interest.

Meanwhile, ADNOC will hold a 43% controlling stake in Masdar's new green hydrogen joint venture, Mubadala will retain a 33% interest, and TAQA will hold a 24% effective stake.

As part of the deal, TAQA will contribute its rights to a minimum 40% share in future Abu Dhabi renewable projects and green hydrogen projects, WAM added.

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