Oman and Germany sign pact on green hydrogen

Oman Saturday 23/March/2024 18:54 PM
Oman and Germany sign pact on green hydrogen

Berlin: Omani and German companies signed a number of agreements for delivering green hydrogen to refining stations in Germany.

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 also signed a memorandum of understanding between Hydrom (Hydrogen Oman) and the German company (VNG) on a feasibility study for establishment of an Omani -German integrated supply chain for green hydrogen and ammonia along with an agreement 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.

The meeting was attended by Pankaj Khimji, Advisor for Foreign Trade and International Cooperation at the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion; Maitha bint Saif Al Mahrooqi, the Sultanate’s ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany and a number of officials concerned with energy sector.

The visit of the minister to Germany is aimed at boosting cooperation between the two sides in the field of energy and availing from the experiences in the field of green hydrogen and ammonia and a number of modern technologies in the field of energy.

The visit also aimed to link the suppliers with consumers as well as the discussion of the current challenges in the energy market.

In his speech, during the Sultanate’s participation in the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue (BETD) Conference on energy production sources, Al Aufi stressed the significance of international cooperation in the field of energy transition.

Dr. Firas bin Ali Al Abdwani, Director General of Renewable Energy and Green Hydrogen at the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, said that the visit represents an opportunity for enhancement of bilateral cooperation and

exchange of expertise in the energy sector and for creation of new markets for low-emission hydrogen.