An MOU was signed between Omani and Belgian officials regarding green energy cooperation, in particular on the use of green hydrogen.
The Ministry of Energy and Minerals of the sultanate and the Ministry of Energy of Belgium have signed an MOU. According to a press release from the two parties, they both wish to promote and develop projects in the field of green energy for mutual benefit.
In line with the MOU, Oman and Belgium plan to collaborate on a green hydrogen project called Hyport Duqm. Under the agreement, two countries will form a consortium to produce green hydrogen together.
According to the MOU, both countries are required to establish and implement standards for green certification, as well as interact with universities, research institutions, and the private sector.
The government of Oman has received significant interest and plans from international companies to invest in green hydrogen and ammonia projects, particularly in Duqm and other special economic zones.
A joint venture between Oman’s OQ Alternative Energy and Belgium’s DEME Concessions is developing Hyport Duqm, Oman’s strategic hydrogen project in the Special Economic Zone at Duqm.
Hyport Duqm will build a green hydrogen facility in the Special Economic Zone in Duqm to the tune of 250MW to 500MW in the first phase. The facility is planned to come into operation in 2026 and will respond to the global demand for green hydrogen and its derivatives.