Ammonia, created from hydrogen presents a unique gateway to decarbonise several hard-to-abate sectors much like hydrogen can.
These primarily include the transportation sectors, such as shipping, whilst also being a key ingredient for green fertilisers.
Because of this, the new facility with a capacity of 1.2 million tonnes annually, could be a key project in further decarbonisation efforts around the globe.
The project is expected to be developed across various phases with the first expected to create 100,000 tonnes of green ammonia annually by coupling 500MW of solar energy with 300MW electrolyser capacity.
This will generate the hydrogen that can then further be transformed into green ammonia.
Raymond Carlsen, CEO of Scatec, said, “Oman has excellent solar resources and a strategic location for production of green ammonia.
“Acme Group has been in the forefront of green ammonia production with this project, and in Scatec we can capitalise on our expertise in renewables, project structuring and financing, execution and operation to accelerate the decarbonisation of the world.
“As part of JV, we look forward to working with the Government of Oman and support them in their endeavour to make Oman a hub of green hydrogen and ammonia.”
Manoj Upadhyay, founder & Chairman of Acme Group, said, “We are delighted to partner with Scatec in developing one of the largest and earliest green ammonia projects in the world.
“This facility will have 1.2 million tonnes per annum capacity of green ammonia production and can potentially be further expanded in the future at the same location.
“Given the strategic location of the project, technical insights & cost-effective solutions that Acme has developed for the project of this kind, along with internationally proven project development capabilities of Scatec, I believe jointly we will be a formidable player in accelerating adoption of this green fuel globally.”
Making hydrogen happen
This March, H2 View will explore A Climate for Action and Investment in Europe in an immersive virtual event that features some of the leading stakeholders and influencers in hydrogen, including a Women in Green Hydrogen panel.
Confirmed speakers include the Hydrogen Europe, Clean Hydrogen Partnership, FiveT Hydrogen, Airbus, Nel, BMW, Michelin and more.
Further information on the event, agenda and confirmed speakers can be found here.
To book your ticket for €79, click here.