Oman picks two green hydrogen projects for USD 11bn in tender

Oman has chosen two major projects for the development of green hydrogen production plants in the Dhofar region, with a total investment of USD 11 billion (EUR 10.26bn) as part of the Sultanate’s second green hydrogen tender.

Hydrom, a state-owned company focused on advancing the green hydrogen sector, has announced an agreement with a consortium of EDF Renewables, Japan’s J-POWER, and UK-based YamnaCo to develop a 2.5 GW hydrogen plant.

This project aims to produce approximately 178,000 tonnes of green hydrogen annually by 2030, using 4.5 GW of wind and solar energy with battery storage to power the electrolyser.

The produced hydrogen will be supplied to an ammonia plant in the Salalah Free Zone, set to produce 1 million tonnes of green ammonia annually.

The second winning project involves investment firm Actis and Australia’s Fortescue, targeting up to 200,000 tonnes of green hydrogen per year using up to 4.5 GW of wind and solar energy.

The output will be sold to local industrial buyers and processed into derivatives such as green ammonia for export via the Port of Salalah.

These projects are expected to increase green hydrogen production in Oman to 1.38 million tonnes annually by 2030.

The second round of the tender, which offered three blocks in Dhofar for green hydrogen production plants, began in June and the winners were scheduled to be announced by the end of the first quarter of 2024.

In the first round, agreements for green hydrogen initiatives in the Duqm region with a combined investment estimated at around USD 30 billion were signed by the Sultanate.

Source Hydrom

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