Oman & Italy discuss ways to boost cooperation in energy sector

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Mr. Salim bin Nasser al Aufi, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Energy and Minerals of the Sultanate of Oman, has discussed the prospects and opportunities for stronger cooperation between the two countries in the development of green hydrogen and renewable energies with Mr. Manlio Di Stefano, Under-Secretary of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The discussion to strengthen cooperation took place during a webinar promoted by the Embassy of Italy in Muscat and Oman’s Ministry of Energy and Minerals.

Several major Italian energy businesses, including ENI, SAIPEM, SNAM, Magaldi, and Ansaldo Energia, met with significant Omani stakeholders in the industry, including Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), OQ, and Sohar Port and Free Zone, during the webinar.

According to the reports, both parties discussed current initiatives and future plans, identifying relevant areas of mutual interest where research, industrial, and technological cooperation could be increased in order to promote investments, technology transfer, and a long-term growth pattern.

The positive collaboration already underway between the Sultanate and Italian companies in the energy sector and the possibilities emerging from the shared interest of the two countries to the development of clean energy technology makes the way to new projects and investments, as per the statement.

Further, the webinar demonstrated to the Italian investors how Oman has become a growing interest platform for the hydrogen industry and renewable energies. According to the reports, “Italy is in the forefront of international collaboration for emissions reduction and the quest for alternative energy supply sources and is eager to be Oman’s technological partner.”

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