Oman and German ink green hydrogen purchase & supply agreements

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Hydrogen Oman (Hydrom) and the German gas infrastructure company, VNG have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to study the commercial feasibility and establish an integrated Omani-German supply chain for green hydrogen and ammonia.

The memorandum of understanding was signed when Eng. Salim bin Naser Al Aufi, Minister of Energy and Minerals met with Dr. Robert Habeck, Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action in Berlin.

The two sides discussed the needs of the energy market in Germany, developments in green hydrogen and energy solutions, in addition to a number of topics of common interest.

The visit witnessed the signing of several agreements between Omani and German companies in the field of delivering green hydrogen to refining stations in Germany, in addition to a letter of intent (LoI) to supply green hydrogen.

An MoU was signed to explore the possibility of a long-term agreement where Germany will purchase green hydrogen and ammonia from the sultanate.

VNG, headquartered in Leipzig, is a strong group of companies active in the gas and gas infrastructure sector with about 20 subsidiaries in Germany and Europe.

An agreement was also signed on the sale and purchase of liquefied natural gas (LNG) between Oman LNG and Securing Energy for Europe (SEFE) Company.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed the needs of the energy market of the Federal Republic of Germany and the developments of green hydrogen and energy solutions and issues of common concern.

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