Intl consortium plans green hydrogen, ammonia project in Oman

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October 14 (Renewables Now) - A consortium of Omani state-owned oil and gas company OQ, Japan's Marubeni Corp (TYO:8002), Linde (NYSE:LIN) and UAE's Dutco have agreed to study the joint development of a project for the production of green hydrogen and up to 1,000 tonnes of green ammonia per day in the Salalah Free Zone in the south of Oman.

The partners are planning to build a 400-MW electrolyser for the production of green hydrogen that will be running on solar and wind power from existing and new parks with a total capacity of 1 GW, ONA, the official news agency of the government of Oman said on Wednesday evening.

Under the plan, OQ's ammonia plant in the city of Salalah will be used for the production of up to 1,000 tonnes of green ammonia per day.

The project called SalalaH2 is meant to make Salalah a hub for the production and export of green hydrogen and green ammonia, benefitting from the potential for solar and wind capacity in the region and the infrastructure at the Port of Salalah.

The companies in the consortium will study various off-take options, including fertiliser plants in Europe, the global shipping industry and coal-fired power plants in Asia.

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