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OQ, the state-owned oil & gas company in Omani has partnered with international and local companies to investigate the possibility of producing green fuel at the ports of Duqm and Salalah, southeast of the Sultanate.
On Monday, a memorandum was signed with AP Moller–Maersk, a Danish-based shipping company, Sumitomo Corporation, and Oman’s Asyad Group.
The partners will discuss with each other the commercial and technical feasibility of producing and supplying green ammonia in Duqm, Salalah, and using the environmentally-friendly fuel to power two local ports as well as export.
Two ports in Oman’s southeast were chosen to host potential green fuel production. This is because large parts of the country’s green hydrogen plants are located there, and this will lower transportation costs, stated Issam Bin Nasser al Shaibani (Vice President of Sustainability, Asyad Group).
OQ’s Alternative Energy Unit will also explore the possibility of developing blue ammonia in Sur Governorate to be used for powering local Oman-India Fertiliser Company operations (OMIFCO).