DEME to set up large-scale green hydrogen production in Oman
EMEC hydrogen storage cylinders (Credit Colin Keldie)
DEME Concessions on Tuesday unveiled plans to develop a green hydrogen plant in the port town of Duqm, Oman, with a potential electrolyser capacity of up to 500 MW in the first phase.
The project, called HYPORT Duqm, is the fruit of an exclusive partnership between the Belgian company and unnamed Omani entities and will count on consulting firm Roland Berger to coordinate the feasibility study.
The study is to provide answers pertaining to customer off-take choices, technology and electricity feed-in options, as well as options for shipping hydrogen and its derivatives. It will define the concept and the scope of the commercial scale demonstration project, DEME said.
The following stages will result in the detailed design and engineering, further project development and finalisation of off-take routes and financing. The final investment decision can be expected in 2021.
The green hydrogen plant is envisaged to have an electrolyser capacity between 250 MW and 500 MW in the first phase, which could be upscaled in the following stage.
Siting the plant at Duqm is seen as an advantage because of the availability of cheap renewables along with large, accessible on- and offshore sites, according to DEME.
The plant can additionally support the decarbonisation of the chemical industry in Oman and provide green hydrogen and its derivatives to international customers in Europe.
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