Australian firm Worley has been contracted by Green Energy Oman (GEO), an international consortium, to support their 25-gigawatt (GW) low-carbon fuels project.
Worley is providing concept feasibility study services to develop and challenge GEO’s defined green hydrogen energy project. This includes optimising around 25 GW of wind and solar generation, transforming this renewable energy through electrolysis into green hydrogen, as well as the production, storage, and export of green ammonia.
The GEO project consortium comprises OQ – the Sultanate of Oman’s global integrated energy company, InterContinental Energy (ICE) – the leading dedicated green fuels developer, and EnerTech (ETC) – a Kuwait government-backed clean energy investor and developer.
In addition to defining the project components, Worley’s study will identify opportunities to enhance in-country value delivered from the expected ten-year project implementation period. This includes employment and development for Omani nationals and value adds through local manufacturing and supply by Omani companies across the supply chain.
The overall project aims to produce over 1.8 million tonnes of low-carbon green hydrogen which can produce up to 10 million tonnes/year of green ammonia, supporting the local economy and global market by exporting green ammonia to help other countries decarbonize their economies.
Worley will lead the work from its Muscat office with support from its tech centres in Europe.
“Hydrogen has the potential to decarbonise hard to abate sectors where there’s no obvious alternative,” says Dr Hans Dieter Hermes, Vice President of Clean Hydrogen at Worley. “This project enables Oman to use their natural resources to produce green fuels for self-use and export, and supports our purpose of delivering a more sustainable world.”
“The GEO team, together with our technical specialists, are at the vanguard of mega-scale green fuels project development. The work being undertaken will place Oman at the forefront of such projects, maximising the utilisation of Oman’s natural resources of wind and solar to produce green fuels, and build the country’s associated industry,” said Najla Zuhair Al Jamali, CEO Alternative Energy at OQ.