Oman Arab Bank inks MoU with First Carbon Investments

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Oman Arab Bank (OAB) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the First Carbon Investments (FCI) in order to accelerate the deployment of new clean technologies in MENA.

According to the MoU, OAB will explore financing projects identified by FCI to advance the purchase of carbon credits that help accelerate the viability of new green fuels such as hydrogen, ammonia, and biofuels.

In 2024, global commitments to the next wave of green energy sources will exceed $200 billion. FCI has developed a platform to accelerate the viability of new green technologies destined to support global efforts to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

Mr. Sulaiman Al Harthi, CEO of OAB, said that, “This partnership marks a significant milestone in our efforts in promoting the shift towards sustainable energy systems. We look forward to collaborating together to develop and finance projects that will have a tangible and positive impact on the energy      industry, the wider global community, and more specifically the lives of the people of Oman.”

The Chairman of FCI, Prof John Wright noted that “as a veteran banking leader, I commend OAB’s vision and leadership at a time when the spotlight is on the region with COP28.”

The signing of the MoU between OAB and FCI is a significant development for Oman’s clean energy and sustainability sector. The two companies have the expertise and resources to make a real difference in accelerating the deployment of new clean technologies emerging as fossil fuel replacements.

Mr. Peter Ellen, CEO of FCI, stated that, “We are excited to partner with Oman Arab Bank to support our platform for accelerating clean technologies at scale. OAB is a leading bank in Oman with a strong track record of supporting sustainable development. We look forward to working together to develop financing opportunities that will accelerate new clean tech projects that will help reduce carbon emissions and create a more sustainable future.”

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