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Germany’s Uniper joins Oman green hydrogen project

Uniper will provide engineering services and negotiate an offtake agreement for green ammonia derived from the hydrogen to be produced at the plant located within the Duqm free zone

Germany’s Uniper joins Oman green hydrogen project

Muscat, July 20 - Neftegaz.RU.German energy trading company Uniper signed a cooperation agreement with Belgian contractor DEME Concessions and the Alternative Energy unit of Oman’s OQ to develop green ammonia from green hydrogen.

In the 1st phase, the project will develop a 250-500 MW green hydrogen plant, scheduled to launch in 2026, with further expansions planned.
Future expansions are foreseen in subsequent phases, whereby a further scaling up of the value chain will transform the Special Economic Zone into a Green Hydrogen hub in Oman and the wider region.

Luc Vandenbulcke, CEO DEME Group, underlines:
  • This project will not only contribute to the challenging European ambitions to reduce CO2 and GHG emissions (as expressed in the Green Deal and Fit for 55 objectives), but will also strengthen Oman and the Sultanate’s visionary future
HYPORT® Duqm showcases the development of a complete green hydrogen value chain, from the installation of up to 1.3 GW of renewable power generation capacity from solar and wind, via the electrolysis-based hydrogen production to the synthesis of green ammonia.

John Roper, Uniper CEO Middle East, said:
  • The partnership with OQ and DEME in the HYPORT® Duqm project supports Uniper’s global hydrogen strategy
  • Engagements like this one in the Middle East offer Uniper the opportunity to enter into green hydrogen projects that can potentially take advantage of some of the world’s lowest LCOEs, thereby delivering cost competitive hydrogen or its derivatives, such as green ammonia, to Germany and Europe
HYPORT® Duqm will connect to Port of Duqm’s brand-new export terminal, storage infrastructure and liquid jetties and will use Port of Duqm as its gateway to deliver competitive decarbonised molecules to users worldwide.

Oman is drawing up plans to expand its renewable energy sector, setting a target of generating 11% of its electricity from clean energy sources by 2023.
The sultanate, which signed the Paris climate agreement in 2016, also aims to add 30% of clean energy into its power mix by 2030.

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