Sohar Port and Freezone, in collaboration with major industrial tenants, have introduced the Sohar Net Zero Alliance (SNZA) with the aim of driving forward Oman’s pursuit of carbon neutrality by 2050.
This alliance, it said, strategically aligns with ENGIE’s overarching commitment to decarbonisation and sustainable energy solutions globally, as well as its Green Hydrogen Project, which is designed to mobilise Oman’s renewable energy resources and accelerate the Sultanate’s energy transition.
The SNZA shared that its primary objective is to bolster Oman’s ‘2050 Net Zero Commitment’ by strategically emphasising the acquisition of alternative energy sources, the promotion of green power, advancements in green hydrogen initiatives, and the establishment of a cutting-edge Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) facility within the Sohar Port premises.
Engaging a consortium comprising influential stakeholders such as OQ, Vale Oman Pelletizing Company, Sohar Aluminium Company, Jindal Shadeed Iron & Steel, Al Tamman Indsil Ferrochrome (FZC), Shinas Generating Company, Sohar International Urea & Chemical Industries, Al Batinah Power, and Air Liquide Sohar Industrial Gases, the SNZA said it creates a shared commitment towards fostering partnership, transparency, commitment, and inclusivity.
The signing ceremony took place on 5 November 2023, marking the formal inception of the alliance.