- Hydrom has opened the RFP round to pre-qualifiers for round 1 of its phase A green hydrogen auction process
- It will entail awarding 2 land blocks for large-scale integrated projects across green hydrogen value chain in Duqm
- Winners will be announced in Q1/2023 which will be followed by round 2 of phase A to award 4 land blocks in Dhofar area
Oman government’s green hydrogen company Hydrom has issued request for proposals (RFP) round to award land blocks in Duqm region for large-scale integrated green hydrogen projects under round 1 of its phase A auction process, to the pre-qualifying companies.
Round 1 of phase A auction process will have 2 land blocks in Duqm awarded by the end of Q1/2023. It will be followed by round 2 when it will award 2 to 4 blocks to the winners in Dhofar area by Q4/2023-end.
Winners will be expected to deliver integrated projects covering the full green hydrogen value chain, namely wind/solar mix for a competitive levelized cost of hydrogen (LCOH); propose electrolyzer technology; choice of end product meaning hydrogen, ammonia, methanol, and secure offtake for the projects.
According to local media reports, Hydrom issued around 40 RFQs for the inaugural round.
Bid submission deadline is January 2023. Details of the auction process are available on Hydrom’s website.
Hydrom was set up to help Oman meet its production target for at least 1 million tons of green hydrogen annually by 2030 (see Oman’s 2030 Green Hydrogen Target Is 1 Million Ton/Year).