Oman allocates 250 km2 for solar, wind farms in Duqm SEZ

  • Date: 26-Jan-2023
  • Source: Zawya
  • Sector:Oil & Gas
  • Country:Oman
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Oman allocates 250 km2 for solar, wind farms in Duqm SEZ

The Special Economic Zone at Duqm (SEZAD), with its concentration of green energy related investments, is poised to make the largest contribution to Oman’s energy sustainability goals, according to Dr Ali Masoud al Sunaidy, Chairman, Public Authority for Special Economic Zones and Free Zones (OPAZ).

SEZAD’s outsized role in the nation’s green hydrogen strategy was outlined by Dr Al Sunaidy in an interview featured in The Business Year, a leading news portal. The interview highlights the vital role of OPAZ and its constituent SEZs and free zones in allocating vast swathes of land for the upstream, midstream and downstream components of the growing portfolio of green hydrogen projects planned for implementation across the Sultanate of Oman.

“On a bigger scale, Duqm is expected to become the biggest contributor to sustainability. We have allocated 250sq km for solar and wind farms that will then produce green hydrogen and green ammonia for local use and for export and two licences have already been granted in fact one of which is at the stage of implementing an initial 300MW plant while the other is at the stage of detailed studies for a much larger capacity,” Dr Al Sunaidy explained.

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