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Hyport Duqm to launch project for 1 million metric tons per annum (mtpa) of green ammonia soon at the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Duqm. The production capacity stated will be a three-fold increase from the Phase 1 capacity of 330,000 mtpa.
Hyport Duqm is a partnership of OQ (the globally integrated energy group of the Sultanate of Oman) and DEME Concessions (the renewable energy and offshore marine infrastructure arm of Belgium’s DEME Group). It will be the first among other green hydrogen projects to start the operation in the coming years.
OQ’s Project Lead on Hyport Duqm, Anwar al Battashi, said, “We are developing a sustainable business for Oman and for the world. We are meeting the aspirations of Oman Vision 2040 with regard to renewable energy production, and diversification of the economy. We will also have excess power that we will be able to sell back to the grid.”
Project Lead from DEME Concessions, De Cuyper said, “We are building the full value chain at Duqm: from the electron all the way to the green molecule. We are building quite a substantial renewable asset base, which will be a combination of solar and wind. Right now, we are trying to develop the best ratio between solar and wind.”
The project will be established in part of the land already allocated for the renewable energy projects, in an area of 150 square kilometres, and is located in the southern part of Sezad.
Thus, ideally located along the windy and sunny Omani coast and the Arabian Sea. This strategic land will accommodate both onshore wind and solar PV farms with a combined capacity of 1.3 GW, which will be developed in subsequent expandable project phases.
It will produce 60,000 mtpa of green hydrogen and 330,000 mtpa of green ammonia to export. Phase 1 of the green hydrogen project will start in 2026