SalalaH2: 1,000 tonnes per day green ammonia
First announced in October 2021, the SalalaH2 consortium partners (OQ, Marubeni, Linde and Dutco) are jointly developing a 1,000 tonnes per day green ammonia project in Salalah, south Oman. 1 GW of wind and solar capacity (new build & existing) will power 400 MW of electrolysers, which will feed an existing ammonia production plant owned & operated by OQ (the plant currently relies on gas as a feedstock). The renewable ammonia product will be destined for coal co-firing, fertiliser and maritime fuel applications via export.
$1 billion & a grand vision for exports
The consortium envisions a green product export hub in Salalah to compliment current projects planned in Duqm, a port city about 500km further north along Oman’s coastline. We’ve already reported on two green ammonia projects planned for Duqm: OQ & DEME Concessions’ HYPORT® green ammonia plant, and ACME’s million-tonne-per-year facility. To bring this vision in Salalah to life, $1 billion will be invested by the consortium partners.
Salalah, and Dhofar in general, is a region with exceptional conditions, with wind speeds of over 10 metres per second, and like the rest of Oman, has world-class solar PV conditions. Moreover, Salalah has an existing free zone with infrastructure that comes with it; It also has a modern and well-connected port, and most importantly, Salalah has an existing ammonia plant of OQ.Juman al Saqlawi, SalalaH2 Project Lead speaking at the Green Hydrogen Summit Oman, reported at ZAWYA/Oman Daily Observer, 13 Dec 2021