Hydrom signs agreements for green hydrogen production and pipeline distribution in Oman


Hydrom has signed three green hydrogen project agreements in Oman as the Sultanate steps up its renewable energy industry.


The first project was awarded to Amnah consortium, the winner of Round 1 Public Auction for block Z1-01. Members of the consortium are Copenhagen infrastructure Partners, Blue Power Partners and Al Khadra Partners.


The second project was signed with bp Oman, for block Z1-03, in attendance by H.E. Eng. Salim Nasser Al Aufi, the Chairman of Hydrom, and Nader Zaki, Senior Vice President bp MENA.


Another consortium comprising Oman Shell, OQ, EnerTech, Intercontinental Energy, and Golden Wellspring Wealth for Trading was awarded block Z1-04.


An MOU was also signed between Hydrom and OQ Gas Networks (OQGN), which aims to establish collaboration on green hydrogen pipelines development.


The combined investments total more than $20bn, according to Reuters.


Hydrom announced the formation of an Advisory Board to oversee the development of common utilities infrastructure, orchestrated by Hydrom in coordination with the lead developers of green hydrogen projects, national utility operators and international developers of green hydrogen infrastructure.


In January, Hydrom said more than 180 companies had registered interest and more than 50 met the qualification requirements for the first phase of bidding.


An area estimated at 50,000sq km is suitable for renewable energy and green hydrogen projects in the Sultanate, distributed in the governorates of Al Wusta and Dhofar. The area of each piece of land allocated for green hydrogen projects is estimated at about 320sqkm.


Hydrom aims to operate at least six projects in the green hydrogen sector by 2030 in the central and Dhofar governorates, producing not less than one million tonnes annually of green hydrogen, which is equivalent to about 10GW of electrolyser capacity, and 20GW of clean energy, with an expected investment of about $30bn.



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