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Oman’s Hydrom backs Actis and EDF schemes

RICHARD HEAP

April 30, 2024

Omani state utility Hydrom has backed projects led by Actis and EDF in its second green hydrogen tender.

The company has announced that it has selected two schemes in the tender, which follow the six for which it awarded support in 2023.

The first project is being developed by an EDF-led group that includes its subsidiary EDF Renewables as well as Japanese utility J-Power and green hydrogen developer Yamna. Their project is set to produce 178,000 tonnes of green hydrogen annually by 2030, for use in green ammonia production, and will be powered by 4.5GW of wind and solar farms.

The second project is being developed by Actis and Fortescue. They are looking to build a facility to produce up to 200,000 tonnes of green hydrogen annually for use by industrial off-takers. The project will be paired with 4.5GW of wind and solar.

Abdulaziz Said Al Shidhani, managing director of Hydrom, said: “The rapid pace at which Oman is advancing its green hydrogen sector is remarkable, moving from land identification to international auctions and signing agreements in just two years, and we are proud to be leading it.”

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