Oman eyes international hub status for hydrogen production

Oman is raising the stakes among Gulf Co-operation Countries (GCC) by aiming to become an international hub for hydrogen production.

Speaking at the opening of the Green Hydrogen Summit Oman, Salim al Aufi, Minister of Energy and Minerals, said, “We are trying to make Oman an International hub when it comes to hydrogen production, renewable energy, and ultimately ammonia for export into international markets, but also hydrogen as a replacement for the current gas consumption in our industries.

“Oman is blessed with vast land, where solar and wind co-exist, where local ports can be a connected to international markets, and close to industries, whether it’s Salalah, Duqm or Sohar, which means it can provide an alternative green clean solution to existing industries. The energy transition is relying on hydrogen to fuel existing industries and get us to the Net Zero target which we’ve set for 2050.”

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