Uniper SE signs cooperation agreement with HUPORT Duqm
German energy company Uniper SE has joined HYPORT Duqm, a major project aimed at developing a 250 MW to 500 MW green hydrogen hub in the sultanate of Oman.
Uniper has signed a cooperation agreement with HYPORT Duqm’s shareholders, Belgian contractor DEME Concessions and Oman’s OQ Alternative Energy, to provide engineering services and negotiate an exclusive off-take agreement for green ammonia.
Uniper will contribute by demonstrating a strong business case for the off-take and enable HYPORT Duqm’s partners to secure financing for the project.
The facility will connect to Port of Duqm’s new export terminal, storage infrastructure and liquid jetties. The port will be used as the gateway to deliver competitive green hydrogen and hydrogen-derived products to global markets.
“We need to get hydrogen out of the laboratory and start using it in large scale applications and marketable industrial solutions – we should turn it into a market and exploit its wide variety of uses,” Uniper CCO Niek den Hollander said.
He added: “One way of achieving this is to import green ammonia and convert it into hydrogen, which is something we are looking at for Wilhelmshaven on Germany’s North Sea coast. Germany will be heavily dependent on imports if we want to use hydrogen to help us achieve our climate goals.”
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22nd July 2021