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.