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1 Mtpa green ammonia project awarded to EDF Group, J-Power and Yamna Consortium in Oman

by Madaline Dunn

Hydrom, Oman’s state-owned green hydrogen orchestrator, has awarded a land block to a consortium of Electricité de France S.A. and its subsidiary EDF Renewables (EDF Group), Electric Power Development Co., Ltd. (J-POWER) and YamnaCo Ltd (Yamna), for the development of a large-scale green ammonia project with a capacity of one million tonnes per year.

The land block is located in the Governorate of Dhofar and spans over 341km2. 

The Consortium intends to install approximately 4.5 GW of wind and solar capacity coupled with battery storage and an approximately 2.5 GW state-of-the-art electrolyser. The hydrogen produced would then be supplied to an ammonia plant to be built in the Salalah Free Zone.

Hydrom and the Consortium signed the Project Development Agreement and the Sub-Usufruct Agreement, which grant the Consortium the exclusive right to develop, build, own, operate and maintain the Project for 47 years.

HE. Eng. Salim bin Nasser Al Aufi, Minister of Energy and Minerals and Chairman of Hydrom, said: “The availability of renewable natural resources in Oman coupled with the country’s favorable geopolitical positioning, investor-friendly policies and progressive energy transition strategies make it one of the most suitable countries for green hydrogen production.”

Beatrice Buffon, EDF Renewables Chairwoman and CEO and EDF Group Vice President in charge of the International Division, said: “With its Hydrogen Plan, EDF is supporting the energy transition of the sectors which emit the most CO₂. Hydrogen fuels a future where sustainability meets innovation. This is why we’re not just generating power; we’re paving the way for cleaner, greener, and more innovative energy solutions for the generations to come”.

“We are honoured by this great opportunity to participate in the Project and to collaborate with Omani stakeholders as well as our partners. Considering the development of renewable energies and renewable-based hydrogen, the Project is in line with our strategy, “Blue Mission 2050”, to accelerate the transition to carbon neutrality. It will contribute to both Oman and global net-zero-emissions goals,” said Hiroyasu Sugiyama, J-POWER Executive Vice President.

Abdelaziz Yatribi, Yamna Chief Executive Officer, added: “We at Yamna are eager to significantly contribute to the success of this project leveraging on our expertise of green hydrogen and ammonia, and our experience in Oman.”

It was shared that once commercially operational, the project will make the Sultanate of Oman home to one of the world’s largest green hydrogen and derivatives plants.

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