Australia-based Worley backs Green Energy Oman’s 25GW Green Hydrogen Project

By Salma C, Intern Reporter
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The Australian engineering company Worley, which offers project delivery and consulting services to the energy sector, will provide conceptual feasibility studies to develop and challenge Green Energy Oman’s (GEO) defined green hydrogen energy project.

The project involves optimizing close to 25 gigawatts (GW) of wind and solar energy, converting this renewable energy into green hydrogen through electrolysis, and producing, storing as well as exporting green ammonia.

The GEO Project Consortium comprises OQ, Oman’s global integrated energy company, InterContinental Energy (ICE), a leading dedicated green fuel developer, and Kuwaiti government-backed clean energy investor and developer Enertech.

In addition to defining project components, this study will identify opportunities for value addition within the country over the expected 10 year project implementation period. This includes employment and development for Omani citizens and value addition through the local production and distribution of Omani companies across the distribution network.

The plan is to produce 1.8 million tons of low-carbon green hydrogen, which can produce 10 million tons of green ammonia per year, further supporting the local economy and the global market by exporting green ammonia to help decarbonizes other countries.

Worley will lead operations from its Muscat office with support from centers of excellence in Europe.

Mr. Hans Dieter Hermes, Vice President of Clean Hydrogen at Worley stated that “Hydrogen has the potential to decarbonize hard-to-abate sectors. This project means Oman can use its renewable energy potential to produce green hydrogen and green ammonia for itself and export. It also supports our purpose of delivering a more sustainable world.”

Meanwhile, Ms. Najla Zuhair Al Jamali, CEO of Alternative Energy at OQ remarked that “The GEO team, together with our technical specialists, are at the vanguard of mega-scale green fuels project development. The work being undertaken will place Oman at the forefront of such projects, maximizing the utilization of Oman’s natural resources of wind and solar to produce green fuels, and build the country’s associated industry.”

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