A local news agency reported that Oman’s Ministry of Energy and Minerals and Belgium’s Ministry of Energy had signed an agreement to pilot a Green Energy Certificate project for the Hyport Duqm project.
HYPORT Duqm, a joint venture of DEME Concessions in Belgium and OQ Alternative Energy of Oman is developing a green ammonia and hydrogen production facility near Duqm Port.
The agreement was signed by Oman’s Energy Minister, Salim Nasser al Aufi and Belgium’s Energy Minister Tinne van der Straeten in Brussels.
According to the report, the agreement is intended to assess the compliance of green hydrogen projects implemented in Oman with the criteria set by the European Union in order to pave the road for future exports of green hydrogen to European markets.
According to previous statements by DEME, the HYPORT project is built on three major components. The project includes a solar-wind park with an installed capacity of 1.3 GW. It also includes a high-voltage, green electricity transmission line and a utility-scale electrolysis and ammonia plant where hydrogen is produced from desalinated drinking water, then converted into green ammonia and stored in the Port of Duqm and exported to target markets.
In the renewable energy zone of Special Economic Zone Duqm, a 500MW electrolysis plant would be constructed on an area of 793,000 square metre. The solar and wind power plants will be allocated 150 square km.