Once operational, the project will be capable of producing over 1.8 million tonnes of low-carbon green hydrogen per year in addition to 10 million tonnes of green ammonia.
This could be a major development for the global hydrogen economy by presenting an opportunity to create large amounts of green hydrogen and also be able to export this to lucrative international markets to enable decarbonisation.
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Being developed by Green Energy Oman (GEO) and Worley, the megaproject will turn the region into a powerhouse for hydrogen technologies whilst also creating an additional green fuel source in ammonia.
In addition to defining the project components, the study will identify opportunities to enhance in-country value delivered from the expected 10-year project implementation period.
This includes employment and development for Omani nationals and value adds through local manufacturing and supply by Omani companies across the supply chain.
Hans Dieter Hermes, Vice-President of Clean Hydrogen at Worley, said, “Hydrogen has the potential to decarbonise hard-to-abate sectors.
“This project means Oman can use its renewable energy potential to produce green hydrogen and green ammonia for itself and for export. It also supports our purpose of delivering a more sustainable world.”
Najla Zuhair Al Jamali, CEO of Alternative Energy at OQ, said, “The GEO team, together with our technical specialists, are at the vanguard of mega-scale green fuels project development.
“The work being undertaken will place Oman at the forefront of such projects, maximising the utilisation of Oman’s natural resources of wind and solar to produce green fuels, and build the country’s associated industry.”
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