- Shell Oman has acquired 35% stake in GEO that’s planning 25 GW green hydrogen project in Oman
- Through an agreement, it has joined OQ, EnerTech, InterContinental Energy and Golden Wellspring Wealth for Trading as a consortium partner
- 25 GW wind and solar capacity is to be located in Al Wusta and Dhofar governorates to over 10 years to help produce 10 MTPA green ammonia
Shell Oman is now officially a part of the Green Energy Oman (GEO) consortium that targets to set up a green hydrogen project in the Middle Eastern nation, powered by 25 GW wind and solar energy, Shell Oman’s Senior Vice President and Country Chair Walid Hadi announced in a LinkedIn post.
Part of fossil fuel giant Shell, Shell Oman has signed an agreement to become a 35% stakeholder in the Green Energy Oman (GEO) project that plans to set up 25 GW wind and solar energy capacity in Al Wusta and Dhofar governorates, according to local media reports.
This project plans to install some 1,800 wind turbines and 20 million solar panels on 6,500 sq. km. area, over a period of about 10 years with production, storage and supply of green hydrogen taking place in the distribution area of the Special Economic Zone south of Duqm. Final investment decision is scheduled in 2026.
Overall target is to produce over 1.8 million tons of low-carbon green hydrogen for 10 million ton per annum (MTPA) green ammonia, according to international engineering services company Worley that’s providing concept feasibility studies for the project.
With this, Shell Oman joins its consortium partners Oman’s oil and gas firm OQ, Kuwait government backed clean energy investor EnerTech, InterContinental Energy and Golden Wellspring Wealth for Trading LLC (see 25 GW Solar & Wind For Oman’s Green Hydrogen Project).