Australia engineering big Worley has secured a key function in a inexperienced fuels mega venture in Oman that proposes to construct 25GW of wind and photo voltaic capability for use to provide inexperienced hydrogen.
Worley will present idea feasibility research companies to the Inexperienced Vitality Oman inexperienced hydrogen power venture, and advise on learn how to optimise the 25GW of wind and photo voltaic era which might be used to energy electrolysers producing inexperienced hydrogen, in addition to the manufacturing, storage, and export of inexperienced ammonia.
The GEO consortium is made up of Oman’s world built-in power firm OQ, main inexperienced fuels developer InterContinental Vitality, which can be concerned in two even larger wind and photo voltaic tasks in Australia, and Kuwati backed clear power investor and developer EnerTech (ETC).
Collectively, the GEO consortium’s Inexperienced Vitality Oman venture is seeking to produce 1.8 million tonnes annually of inexperienced hydrogen and as much as 10 million tonnes annually of inexperienced ammonia.
The $US30 billion venture is anticipated to be one of many world’s largest power tasks as soon as the consortium takes a remaining funding resolution (FID), due for 2026.
“Hydrogen has the potential to decarbonize laborious to abate sectors the place there’s no apparent different,” said Dr Hans Dieter Hermes, vp of fresh hydrogen at Worley.
“This venture permits Oman to make use of their pure sources to provide inexperienced fuels for self-use and export, and helps our function of delivering a extra sustainable world.”
Joshua S. Hill is a Melbourne-based journalist who has been writing about local weather change, clear know-how, and electrical automobiles for over 15 years. He has been reporting on electrical automobiles and clear applied sciences for Renew Economy and The Driven since 2012. His most well-liked mode of transport is his ft as he by no means discovered to drive and his learner’s allow ran out.