General – hydrogen
The Public Authority for Special Economic Zones and Free Zones OPAZ signed a land reservation agreement for the green hydrogen project of Hyport Duqm Company, a joint project of alternative energy between OQ and the Belgian DEME Concessions.
According to the agreement, Hyport Duqm will now continue to move forward with the early engineering works and site data collection to establish a Green Hydrogen and Ammonia project in the Special Economic Zone at Duqm SEZAD.
The agreement was signed by HE Dr. Ali Masoud Al Sunaidy, Chairman of the Public Authority for Special Economic Zones and Free Zones (OPAZ) and on behalf of Hyport Duqm by Dr. Salim Al Huthaili, OQ Alternative Energy CEO and Chairman of Hyport Duqm Company and Alain Bernard, Chairman and Managing Director of DEME Concessions.
The project will be established in part of the land already allocated for the renewable energy projects, in an area of 150 square kilometres and is located in the southern part of the Special Economic Zone at Duqm.
Thus, ideally located along the windy and sunny Omani coast and Arabian Sea. This strategic land will accommodate both an onshore wind and solar PV farm with a combined capacity of 1.3 GW, which will be developed in subsequent expandable project phases.
Hyport Duqm is currently completing the installation and commissioning of 4 meteorological wind masts and 2 meteorological solar stations within the site in order to confirm Duqm’s excellent solar and wind conditions which are available throughout the year and which form the basis of a successful green hydrogen to green ammonia project.