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The Potential of Hydrogen Transition for Ports in the Sultanate of Oman
- Mar 12, 2023 5:44 pm GMT
As Oman seeks to diversify from its dependency on oil and gas, the Sultanate has recognized the importance of early hydrogen adoption. In preparation for a post-fossil fuel era, the country is well positioned to become a super producer in the relatively near future.
The strong competitiveness of Oman in renewable energy sources must translate into a sizable production of low-emission molecules to feed the domestic market and to develop regional and global trade. In this context, Oman has the fantastic opportunity to spearhead initiatives toward developing a global market for tradable hydrogen and set the key trends in terms of regulations and certifications. A new hydrogen-focused economy offers ports the unique opportunity to become globally significant hubs for hydrogen logistics, bolster regional development and create new business opportunities.
Specifically, Omani ports are well-positioned to become a mid-way bunkering hub between Rotterdam and Singapore in the emerging hydrogen derivatives market. The importance of international partnerships and global collaboration with other ports and associations is essential when it comes to fostering alliances and creating new synergies. In addition, coordinating the ports under the Asyad Group governance will be crucial to implementing a common strategy and driving investments effectively and efficiently.
As infrastructure to connect the ports will be pivotal to designing an efficient hydrogen ecosystem, it will be crucial to define whether the blueprint will be based on production close to the consumption centers or on transporting either low-emission electrons or molecules across the country. In the latter case, two options are considered: repurposing the existing pipeline infrastructure or building a dedicated hydrogen economy
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