Studies for Salalah Hydrogen Project to begin in second quarter of 2024

Muscat: Najla bint Zuhair Al Jamali, CEO of OQ Alternative Energy, one of OQ’s companies – the global integrated energy group – confirmed that studies related to wind and solar energy for the Salalah Hydrogen Project in Dhofar Governorate will begin in the second quarter of 2024.

She said in a statement to the Oman News Agency that the companies participating in the Salalah Hydrogen Project have extensive experience in the field of developing renewable energy projects, and a long history in the field of supply, construction and construction work for ammonia factories.

She added that Dhofar Governorate is distinguished by its rich resources of solar and wind energy supported by a high-level maritime shipping infrastructure from the port of Salalah, which pushes the direction of highlighting the governorate as a global center for the production and export of green hydrogen and green ammonia.

She explained that OQ Alternative Energy will continue its commitment to contributing to the future of sustainable energy in the Sultanate of Oman through innovative partnerships and initiatives, noting that the partners in the Salalah Hydrogen Alliance have made good efforts during the last period to reach a formula for developing the project, where Marubeni, Dutco Group, and Samsung C&T will work.

To develop solar and wind energy to benefit from the hydrogen projects planned to be established in Dhofar Governorate. She noted that it will benefit from the OQ Group’s experience in the ammonia sector, which is represented by the Salalah plant. OQ Alternative Energy had signed an agreement to develop the “Salalah Hydrogen Project” to produce green hydrogen with an alliance that includes a number of companies, including Marubeni Corporation and Dutco Samsung C&T Group.

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