As the first major hydrocarbon-producing economy to take such a step, Abu Dhabi has established its leadership position by launching the Masdar Initiative.The Masdar Initiative driven by the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Mubadala Development Company (Mubadala) is a global cooperative platform for the open engagement in the search for solutions to some of mankind's most pressing issues: energy security, climate change and the development of human expertise in sustainability.

Abu Dhabi is leveraging its substantial resources and experience in global energy markets into the technologies of the future. One key objective of Masdar is to position Abu Dhabi as a world-class research and development hub for new energy technologies, effectively balancing its strong position in an evolving world energy market.

A related objective is to drive the commercialization and adoption of these and other technologies in sustainable energy, carbon management and water conservation. In doing so, Masdar will play a decisive role in Abu Dhabi's transition from technology consumer to technology producer.

The goal is the establishment of an entirely new economic sector in Abu Dhabi around these new industries, which will assist economic diversification and the development of knowledge-based industries, while enhancing Abu Dhabi's existing record of environmental stewardship and its contribution to the global community.


The Industries Unit invests globally and locally to establish a portfolio of production assets cementing Masdar’s position as a leader in renewable clean energy. These investments provide Masdar access to technology and strategic markets in key segments of the renewable energy value chain.

The unit’s current flagship investment is Masdar PV, created in April 2008 with the goal of becoming a top-3 global thin-film photovoltaic (PV) company. As the first facility in the region to apply advanced semiconductor nano-manufacturing technologies, it will significantly enhance Abu Dhabi’s profile as a technology leader. A $600 million phase-one investment will fund the construction of plants in Germany and Abu Dhabi with a combined annual output of 210 megawatts. Further expansions are planned to allow the company to achieve 1 gigawatts of annual output.

Masdar PV is an anchor client in the unit’s Solar Manufacturing High-Tech Cluster in Abu Dhabi. When completed, the cluster will be one of the most advanced production centers for renewable energy technologies. Spanning four square kilometers, it will house production facilities for three main PV technologies: crystalline-based PV; thin-film PV (including Masdar PV); and concentrated PV (CPV); as well as a supporting supplier base.

The unit is actively developing investments in other renewable and clean technologies, such as energy storage, efficiency, lighting, and wind.

The unit’s projects will generate significant economic benefit by stimulating further investment and diversification opportunities for the Abu Dhabi economy and by developing exports of cutting-edge technology.

By strategically combining local production with international partnerships and acquisitions, the Industries Unit aims to ensure Abu Dhabi’s continued leadership in this new era of energy.



Masdar PV

Masdar PV is Abu Dhabi’s first high-tech manufacturing company. Starting with facilities in Erfurt, Germany (followed by Abu Dhabi) producing amorphous thin film photovoltaic modules of an annual capacity of 210 MW. Applied Materials has been chosen as the main equipment provider.

Masdar PV’s Executive Management is renown in the solar industry for decades and is headed by the CEO Dr. Rainer Gegenwart and COO Joachim Nell.

This first phase of the development (at an investment of US$ 600 Mn) is merely the starting point of Masdar’s Gegawatt (GW) ambitions with a number of planned expansions into the US and other markets.

Being the global center of competence in solar, Germany has been chosen to ensure state-of-the-art technology and knowledge transfer to Abu Dhabi.

Masdar High-Tech Manufacturing Cluster Abu Dhabi

The High-Tech Manufacturing Cluster is currently being developed in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, north of Abu Dhabi City. The cluster will span an area of approximately 4km2 and together with the planned Masdar City, will represent the center for high-tech development and deployment in the Region.

Given its location, economic growth and low cost base, the cluster will attract not only companies from the solar industry but also from related supply areas such as gas, glass, and many more.

Within that cluster, Masdar’s major role is to provide the infrastructure and kick-start its development with view of establishing Abu Dhabi as a key technology developer.

毎日新聞 2009/3/8

UAEアブダビ 再生可能エネルギー戦略 
 砂漠に太陽光パネル 産油国から緑の大国へ


都市設計 Foster + Partners
4人乗り無人電気自動車  ATOS
再生可能エネルギーの技術開発拠点進出第1号  GE
科学技術大学設置で提携  マサチューセッツ工科大
太陽電池提供  ファースト・ソーラー
太陽電池提供  サンテック・パワー
集光型太陽発電の実証実験  コスモ石油・東工大
  Invests in European Wind Turbine Manufacturer  
  Photovoltaic Factory in Germany  
  Initiative to Invest Up to $2 Billions in Photovoltaic Solar Energy  
西 Joint Venture to Develop Concentrating Solar Power Plants SENER GRUPO DE INGENIERÍA S.A.

20年の目標値 日本の10倍




ー マスダール構想の目的は?

ー 石油、天然ガスがあるのに、なぜ?

ー 日本企業の参加がほとんどないようですが。


09 Feb 2008 Abu-Dhabi

Total project development budget is $22 billion for the world's first zero-carbon, zero-waste

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 9 February 2008 - Abu Dhabi today broke ground on Masdar City, the world's first zero-carbon, zero-waste, car-free city. The global milestone event was marked by the laying of a virtual cornerstone by His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and a visually stunning production depicting life in the city.

In conjunction with the groundbreaking, Masdar CEO Dr. Sultan Al Jaber announced a total development budget for the city of $22 billion. Of that investment total, Masdar ("the source" in Arabic) will contribute $4 billion to develop the city's infrastructure. The remaining $18 billion will come through direct investments and the creation of various financial instruments to raise needed capital. An essential driver for the development of the city is carbon finance. Carbon emissions reduced by Masdar City will be monetized under the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism.

In addition to full-time residents, Masdar City will seek to attract and encourage collaboration between experts in sustainable transportation; waste management; water and wastewater conservation; green construction, buildings and industrial materials; recycling; biodiversity; climate change, renewable energy and green financial institutions. Masdar will maximize the benefits of sustainable technologies, such as photovoltaic cells and concentrated solar power, through an integrated planning and design approach.

By implementing these technologies, Masdar City will save the equivalent of more than US $2 billion in oil over the next 25 years, based on today's energy prices. The city will also create more than 70,000 jobs and will add more than two percent to Abu Dhabi's annual GDP.

"We are creating a city where residents and commuters will live the highest quality of life with the lowest environmental footprint," said Dr. Al Jaber. "Masdar City will become the world's hub for future energy. By taking sustainable development and living to a new level, it will lead the world in understanding how all future cities should be built."

In addition, the city will achieve unprecedented levels of demand reduction. Highlights include :

  • Seventy-five percent reduction in installed power capacity; Masdar City will require approximately 200 MW of installed clean power versus more than 800 MW of installed capacity to power a similar city based on conventional design
  • Water needs cut by more than half; Masdar City will require around 8,000 m3 per day of desalinated water versus more than 20,000 m3 per day for traditional cities
  • Landfill area severely diminished; a city of this size would have required millions of square meters of landfill area; Masdar City will need virtually no landfill area.

The first step in the city's seven-phase plan is the development of the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MIST), the world's first graduate university dedicated to renewable energy. Developed in collaboration with MIT and scheduled to open in 2009, MIST will maintain a body of students and professors focused on developing the next generation of solutions to the world's growing dependence on fossil fuels.

The six-square kilometre district is designed by renowned architecture firm Foster + Partners and set to be completed in 2016 in conjunction with Abu Dhabi's 2030 Development Plan. It will eventually grow to 1,500 businesses and 50,000 residents and will be home to international business and top minds in the field of sustainable and alternative energy. Of this, 30 percent will be zoned for housing; 24 percent for the business and research district; 13 percent for commercial purposes, including light manufacturing; 6 percent for the MIST; 19 percent for service and transportation; and 8 percent for civic and cultural pursuits.

Masdar City is one of the flagship projects of the One Planet Living programme - a global initiative launched by WWF (also known as th


【1月22日 AFP】アラブ首長国連邦(UAE)のアブダビ(Abu Dhabi)首長国で、世界初となる二酸化炭素(CO2)を排出しない「ゼロ・カーボン・シティー」の建設が来月から開始される。アブダビで同日開幕した国際会議「World Future Energy Summit」で開発業者が発表した。


Masdar City)」と名付けられたこの新都市は2013年の完成予定で、総面積は6平方キロ、想定人口は5万人。太陽光発電など再利用可能なエネルギーで都市全体を賄う。「マスダール」はアラビア語で「資源」の意。

Abu Dhabi Future Energy CompanyADFEC)の担当者はこの都市について、「CO2を排出せず、地球にまったく害を及ぼさない。その上、住民に最高級の生活水準を提供する都市になる」と胸を張る。



Foster and Partners)が担当。高層ビルがひしめくアブダビ市と異なり、マスダール市内は低層建築物で統一され、すべての建物の屋上にソーラーパネルが設置される。海風の吹く場所に建設され、砂漠の熱風と隣接するアブダビ国際空港(Abu Dhabi airport)からの騒音は外壁で遮断する。



Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyMIT)と共同で、未来のエネルギーを研究する大学も設置されるという。



Sultan al-Jaber)CEOは「マスダール」構想の意義について、「代替エネルギーに特化した新しい経済分野」となり、「国家経済にも良い影響を与えるだろう」と語る。

 アブダビ首長国にはUAE全体の原油および天然ガスの大半が埋蔵され、埋蔵量はそれぞれ世界第5位と4位。今後150年間は産出できる見通しだ。しか し、ほかの多くの産油国と同様に、UEAも原油だけに依存する経済からの脱却を図ろうとしている。(c)AFP/Laith Abou-Ragheb

21 Jan 2008 Abu-Dhabi
Abu Dhabi Commits US$15 Billion to Alternative Energy, Clean Technology

World's Largest Single Government Commitment to "Future Energy" Will Leverage Additional
Partner Commitments for a 'Grand Portfolio' Many Times Larger

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 21 January 2008 - In an address before delegates of the World Future Energy Summit here today, His Highness, General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the U.A.E. Armed Forces, announced the most ambitious sustainability program ever launched by a government - an initial investment of US$15 billion in projects targeting solar, wind and hydrogen power; carbon reduction and management; sustainable development; education; manufacturing; and research and development.

The investment will be channelled through the Masdar Initiative, a company that aims to explore, develop and commercialize future energy sources. Masdar will leverage the Abu Dhabi government's initial US$15 billion investment with joint ventures and other investment partners for a grand portfolio many times larger, comprised of projects in Abu Dhabi, the MENA region and globally.

The emirate of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, has been a leader in the field of hydrocarbons for nearly half a century. One of Masdar's primary objectives is to build upon Abu Dhabi's energy leadership and develop an entirely new domestic economic sector built on energy innovation and intellectual property, thereby establishing the emirate as the regional and global center of future energy solutions.

"For nearly half a century, the emirate of Abu Dhabi has used its natural resources to contribute to growth, development and security - our own as well as that of other countries," said Masdar CEO Dr. Sultan Al Jaber.

"Today, as global demand for energy continues to expand and as climate change becomes a real and growing concern, the time has come to look to the future," he continued. "Our ability to adapt and respond to these realities will ensure that Abu Dhabi's global energy leadership as well as our own growth and development continues."

The $15 billion Masdar commitment announced today will be directed to the following areas :

  • Investments
  • Manufacturing Future Energy Solutions
  • Education and R & D
  • Carbon Management
  • Sustainable Development & Planning
  • Renewable Energy Infrastructure Projects

Noting that Masdar means "the source" in Arabic, Al Jaber said, "Under the vision of His Highness, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the U.A.E. and Ruler of Abu Dhabi and the leadership and direction of His Highness, General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the U.A.E. Armed Forces, Masdar signals Abu Dhabi's intention to build upon its energy expertise and become the leading source of the world's future energy solutions. It is also an important example of Abu Dhabi's long-term strategy to secure its future by investing resources domestically. As we do this, we honor the vision of His Highness the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan, our country's founder, who articulated for Abu Dhabi a vision of unity, stewardship and leadership." sl


Foster + Partners 

Masdar Development  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2007-2023

The first project as a result of the Masdar Initiative is a new 6 million square meter sustainable development that uses the traditional planning principals of a walled city, together with existing technologies, to achieve a carbon neutral and zero waste community. Masterplanned by Foster + Partners, the initiative has been driven by the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, and will be a centre for the development of new ideas for energy production. Masdar responds to the urban identity of Abu Dhabi while offering a sustainable urban blueprint for the future. Launched at Cityscape Abu Dhabi 2007, it is an ambitious project that will attract the highest levels of international expertise and commerce, providing a mixed-use, high-density city. The exciting programme includes a new university, the Headquarters for Abu Dhabi’s Future Energy Company, special economic zones and an Innovation Center.

The principle of the Masdar development is a dense walled city to be constructed in an energy efficient two-stage phasing that relies on the creation of a large photovoltaic power plant, which later becomes the site for the city’s second phase, allowing for urban growth yet avoiding low density sprawl. Strategically located for Abu Dhabi’s principal transport infrastructure, Masdar will be linked to surrounding communities, as well as the centre of Abu Dhabi and the international airport, by a network of existing road and new rail and public transport routes.

Rooted in a carbon neutral ambition, the city itself is car free. With a maximum distance of 200m to the nearest transport link and amenities, the compact network of streets encourages walking and is complemented by a personalised rapid transport system. The shaded walkways and narrow streets will create a pedestrian-friendly environment in the context of Abu Dhabi’s extreme climate. It also articulates the tightly planned, compact nature of traditional walled cities. With expansion carefully planned, the surrounding land will contain wind, photovoltaic farms, research fields and plantations, so that the city will be entirely self-sustaining.

Client: Masdar-Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, Mubadala Development Company
Consultants: Cyril Sweet Limited, W.S.P Transsolar, ETA, Gustafson Porter, E.T.A., Energy, Ernst and Young, Flack + Kurtz, Systematica, Transsolar

2008年11月10日 コスモ石油


コスモ石油株式会社(本社:東京都港区、資本金:1,072億円、代表取締役社長:木村彌一)は、このたび、アラブ首長 国連邦アブダビ政府系機関のMASDAR―アブダビ・フューチャー・エナジー・カンパニー(MASDAR)と共同で、三井造船株式会社に対し、ビームダウ ン式集光太陽熱実証実験プラント建設を発注いたしました。詳細につきまして、下記の通りお知らせ致します。記

  • (1)今回発注した実証実験プラントは、昨年12月に首相官邸にて調印され た、当社、MASDARならび東京工業大学(以下、「東工大」)間の共同研究開発契約に基づく研究開発推進のため、MASDARがアラブ首長国連邦のアブ ダビ国際空港近くに建設を進めている二酸化炭素排出ゼロをめざす未来型都市「マスダール・シティー」敷地内のテストサイトに建設される予定です。
  • (2)今回建設される集光量100キロワットの実証実験プラントの運転を通じて、実際の集光分布 と東工大のスーパーコンピュータを利用した集光シミュレータによる計算結果を厳密に比較すると同時に、各種機器の性能を測定することにより、将来の大型商 業プラント設計に欠かせない数多くの貴重なデータを収集することが可能となります。
  • (3)また、現在把握しきれていない商業化への課題抽出、分析、改良を行い、将来の商業化プラント建設の可能性を追求することを目的としています。
  • (4)現在、中東産油国を含む世界のサンベルト地帯で注目されている集光太陽熱発電技術には、大きく分けてトラフ型とタワートッ プ型がありますが、今回の共同研究開発では、東工大炭素循環エネルギー研究センター 玉浦裕(たまうら ゆたか)教授が提案する東工大式ソーラータワー ビームダウン集光技術を実証し、太陽熱発電コストのさらなる低減をめざします。この技術はタワートップ型をさらに進化させたもので、一度タワー先端に集光 された太陽光を、東工大独自技術を結集した中央反射鏡により地上近くに設置した太陽炉に再反射させます。太陽炉を地上近くに設置することによって、建設コ ストやメンテナンスコストを低減することが可能と言われており、他の集光太陽熱技術に比べ、発電コストを低く抑えることが期待されています。


Masdar and GE Announce World’s First ecomagination Centre at Masdar City  

Masdar announced today that GE will be an anchor partner in Masdar City. In a joint Masdar-GE agreement, the two companies outlined plans to house a new Ecomagination Centre, focused on sustainable business solutions and to form a broader R&D relationship that will support the development and deployment of new and innovative technologies. This center is part of a multi-faceted strategic partnership signed by Mubadala and GE in July 2008.

Masdar City, currently under construction, will be the world’s first carbon-neutral, zero-waste city completely powered by renewable energy. Masdar is driven by the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (ADFEC), a wholly owned company of Mubadala Development Company. The City is a reflection of the long term strategic commitment by the government of Abu Dhabi to accelerate the development and deployment of future energy solutions.

Ecomagination is GE’s commitment to conceive and construct pioneering technologies that help customers address their environmental and financial needs. The Ecomagination Centre at Masdar City will support the development of energy efficient products in the region and will raise awareness of energy conservation among the Masdar City community. The Centre will also showcase GEtechnologies, including wind, solar and other renewable energy products that will power the next generation “smart” electrical grid, water purification technology, and energy-efficient appliances for the home.

“This is truly a landmark partnership in the development of Masdar City because it will allow us to jointly develop, deploy, scale and market innovative solutions in renewable energy and sustainability.” Masdar CEO Dr. Sultan Al Jaber said. “We are excited that GE will be an anchor tenant at Masdar City, as we aim to build the world’s Silicon Valley for clean technology”.

“The vision of the leadership of Abu Dhabi and of HH General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the UAE has allowed us to make great advancements in the Masdar Initiative and to attract the world’s greatest partners to join us in achieving our goals.” he added.

The multi-faceted agreement also provides a framework for Masdar and GE to explore areas of R&D collaboration in the development of Clean Tech products. Masdar will be able to leverage GE’s technological expertise with the aim of ultimately including these technologies in the Masdar City development.

“Masdar City, and Abu Dhabi, is the perfect location for GE to establish its first Ecomagination Centre,” Nabil Habayeb, President & CEO, GE Middle East and Africa, said. “We see enormous opportunities to deploy sustainable technologies in the region, drive new innovation, and harness the region’s great interest and willingness in putting these technologies to work.”

The Ecomagination Centre is expected to be up to 4,000 square meters in size and will be located near the Masdar Institute, Masdar’s graduate-level institution dedicated to academic research and study in the development and deployment of the future of energy.

The Ecomagination Centre is a product of the GE and Mubadala framework agreement, signed in July 2008, on a global partnership encompassing a broad range of initiatives including commercial finance, clean energy research and development, aviation, industry and corporate learning. Building on an already strong relationship and a common view of high growth opportunities in the Middle East and globally, the agreement provides for shared capital commitments to new joint ventures and investment funds. For more information on GE and Mubadala, visit

About Masdar
The Masdar Initiative is Abu Dhabi’s multi-faceted investment in the development and commercialization of innovative technologies in renewable, alternative and sustainable energies as well as sustainable design. Masdar is driven by the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (ADFEC), and is wholly owned by the Mubadala Development Company. In January 2008, Abu Dhabi announced it will invest $15 billion in Masdar, the largest single government investment of its kind. For more information about the Masdar Initiative, please visit

About GE
GE is Imagination at Work -- a diversified technology, media and financial services company focused on solving some of the world's toughest problems. With products and services ranging from aircraft engines, power generation, water processing and security technology to medical imaging, business and consumer financing and media content, GE serves customers in more than 100 countries and employs more than 300,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

ecomagination is GE’s bold commitment to imagine and build innovative solutions that solve today’s environmental challenges and benefit customers and society at large. ecomagination puts into practice GE’s belief that financial and environmental performance can be integrated to accelerate profitable growth for the company, while taking on some of the world’s biggest challenges. To date, over 80 products from GE’s portfolio have been certified as energy efficient products.

米GEのコーポレート・コンセプト「ecomagination」とは、米GE(General Electric)のCEOである Jeffrey Immelt氏が2004年に発案したものだ。

「ecology(環 境)」と「economy(経済)」。世界が直面する深刻な環境課題の真の解決を実現するためには、ふたつのecoの両立が必要だとGEは考えています。 ecomaginationの革新的な環境関連製品やサービスは、「環境課題への貢献」と「企業としての成長」を同時に実現します。

GE は、ecomaginationへの取り組みを開始すると同時に、それをビジネス上の成果に繋げるために、極めて具体的な達成目標を定めてきました。これ らの目標は私たちの企業活動上の重要な存在となっています。そして私たちはエコマジネーション関連製品を発表するたびに「環境面だけでなくコスト面の効果 も同時に発揮することを実現する、導入価値の高いソリューションである」ということを実証しています。


1. ecomagination製品による売上拡大


2. 研究開発(R&D)投資の倍増


3. 温室効果ガス(GHG)排出量削減


4. 水消費量削減と水再利用促進


5. 一般への情報公開


18 Nov 2008 Abu Dhabi

ADU DHABI, November 18, 2008 ? Masdar, an Abu Dhabi government initiative, owned by Mubadala Development Company, announced today the selection of Houston, Texas-based Mustang Engineering, a subsidiary of international energy services company John Wood Group PLC, to provide front-end engineering and design (FEED) services for Masdar’s Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project in the United Arab Emirates.

Abu-Dhabi, 18 November 2008 - The project constitutes the first phase in a series of facilities capturing carbon dioxide emissions from Abu Dhabi’s industrial and power generation plants. The CO2 will be transported in a pipeline network and injected in Abu Dhabi’s oil reservoirs for enhanced oil recovery. The objective of the CCS network is to reduce Abu Dhabi’s carbon footprint and replace the vast amount of natural gas currently re-injected into oil reservoirs.

The first phase consists of 5 million Tons of CO2 gas captured per year as of end 2013 from 3 emission sources: a gas-fired power plant, an aluminum smelter and a steel mill.

“This project marks a major milestone in our leadership’s vision to provide clean energy, reduce carbon emissions and promote sustainable development,” said Masdar CEO Dr. Sultan Al Jaber.

“We selected Mustang Engineering because of their industry-leading position in CO2 recovery, conditioning and injection projects, as well as their expertise in energy production projects worldwide. This series of projects will reduce our carbon footprint, and position Masdar and Abu Dhabi as global leaders in clean power.”

The FEED follows a successful eight-month feasibility study conducted by Masdar in 2007 to investigate CO2 emission sources in Abu Dhabi and evaluate the technical and economic feasibility of CO2 capture and transportation to oil reservoirs

"Mustang is excited to be part of this strategic initiative with Masdar. This world-class CCS development greatly complements our extensive experience with CO2 related projects. We are committed to the support of sustainable development and look forward to seeing the impact this project will have on the environment of the region," said Steve Knowles, Mustang President.

J P Kenny, also a Wood Group company and operating from their Abu Dhabi office, will be responsible for FEED services for the CO2 pipeline network that will connect the capture sites in Abu Dhabi to the oilfield injection sites. This work is scheduled for completion in the 4th quarter 2009.