The JDA signing between Air Products, OQ, and ACWA Power follows a memorandum of understanding, signed in December 2021, and aims to construct the facility powered by completely renewable energy.

Planned for Oman’s Salalah Free Zone, the project will integrate renewable power from solar, wind and storage; production of hydrogen by electrolysis; production of nitrogen by air separation; and production of green ammonia.

Seifi Ghasemi, Chairman, President and CEO at Air Products, said, “We are delighted and honoured to work with the government of Oman to develop this multibillion-dollar project, which would be similar to the world-scale green hydrogen project we are implementing with our partners in NEOM in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

“We look forward to applying our know-how, technology and more than 60 years of experience in hydrogen to help move this project forward and take another significant step in decarbonising the world.”

NEOM is Saudi Arabia’s zero-emission of the future, which is building a globally leading hub for renewable energy and secondly, it is creating the largest carbon-free ecosystem from scratch that has ever been implemented around the world.

Read more: NEOM – Making a bold move toward the hydrogen economy

Mulham Al Jard, Chairman of OQ, commented, “We are proud of our partnership with ACWA Power and Air Products.

“The project fits well with the Sultanates’ renewable energy strategy and fosters investments in alternative energy resources, both of which contribute to Oman Vision 2040.”

Oman’s National Energy Strategy has set out for at least 30% of the country’s energy to derive from renewables by 2030.

Mohammed Abunayyan, Chairman of ACWA, said, “We are extremely proud to support the Government of Oman’s ambition to pursue decarbonisation and advance the development of green hydrogen.

“We aim to leverage our proven track record, knowledge and expertise in developing sustainable global scale green projects including NEOM, a pioneering at-scale green hydrogen and ammonia facility.

“We are confident of leading green hydrogen development globally through partnership and collaboration.”

North American Hydrogen Summit

H2 View is taking its events platform to America’s original clean hydrogen hub of California. Together with the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), we will stage our North American Hydrogen Summit in San Francisco on July 14-15.

As our summit theme Building Bridges: Hydrogen hubs and investment suggests, the event will explore the $8bn of funding announced to create at least four regional hydrogen hubs in the US. These hubs will turbo-charge the nation’s progress toward heavy trucking and industrial sectors that run without producing carbon pollution – and they may just provide the path forward to a hydrogen-fuelled future.

With California and Texas vying to be America’s hydrogen capital today, where are the hubs of tomorrow? Further still, what can other states, and countries, learn from California’s success story? And how can we build bridges to a successful flow of international investment?

Our early bird offer tickets are $1,000, for a limited time only. If you are a member of the CaFCP, be sure to grab your ticket at a discounted rate with a code that can be provided to you by the events team.

Full information about this event including attendance and sponsorship packages can be found here.