A new international consortium announced the launch of an integrated green fuels megaproject in Oman that will produce hydrogen.
At full capacity, the megaproject will use 25GW of renewable solar and wind energy to generate millions of tonnes of zero-carbon green hydrogen per year.
The hydrogen can be used locally, exported directly, or converted into green ammonia to be exported internationally.
OQ, the Sultanate of Oman’s global integrated energy company, InterContinental Energy, the world’s leading dedicated green fuels developer, and EnerTech make up the consortium.
To secure long-term sales agreements, the partners will leverage their extensive existing commercial relationships and partnerships.
Given the development’s strategic location between Europe and Asia, as well as its excellent solar irradiance and wind resource facing the Arabian Sea, it is well positioned to provide a secure and reliable supply of green fuels globally at a highly competitive price.
Since 2019, the consortium has been conducting wind and solar monitoring analyses in the Al Wusta Governorate of central Oman.
Furthermore, because the project is near the coast, it will be possible to use seawater for electrolysis to produce green hydrogen.
Oman’s existing energy infrastructure provides additional future options for developing synthetic fuels for the aviation sector, which could be critical for decarbonisation efforts.
The project will also help to transform Oman’s renewable energy skills base and technical expertise, creating a significant number of high-value jobs during site construction and operation.