Green hydrogen projects ... gaining ground in Oman.

Hydrogen Oman company (Hydrom) has issued requests for qualifications (RFQ) to more than 40 companies who have expressed interest in the recently announced blocks for green hydrogen projects in the sultanate, reported WAF News Agency.

In November, Oman’s Ministry of Energy and Minerals (MEM) started offering blocks for green hydrogen projects in the hydrocarbon-dependent country through its arm, Hydrom.

The first round, which opened on November 6, offers two blocks in Duqm to develop green hydrogen projects.

The round had attracted the exact targeted players in Western and Northern Europe, south-east Asia, India and the US, as well as local companies, said Dr Firas Al Abdwani, Acting Managing Director at Hydrom.

The company, he stated, has begun inviting bidders to submit their proposals while continuing to send RFQs to any future interested parties. The projects will be awarded early this year.

Four more blocks will be offered by the end of Q1 2023 and are expected to be awarded by the year-end, he added.