In a noteworthy step towards advancing Oman’s commitment to sustainable energy, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the Ministry of Energy and Minerals and the German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) in the field of Applied Earth Science (Mining). During the visit, Ministry representatives presented insights into the status of the gas, mining, and hydrogen sectors.
As part of the itinerary, a visit to the Oman Hydrogen Centre (OHC) was arranged to gain further insight into its vision and progress. Dr. Hussain Al Salmi, the Group CEO at Majd Group, introduced the unique 3D-printed building at OHC, followed by a comprehensive presentation from the Director of OHC, Dr. Sausan Al-Riyami. The presentation outlined the Centre journey and its ambitious goals to become a pivotal player in the MENA region’s hydrogen landscape. Dr. Al-Riyami emphasized the Centre cutting-edge initiatives, innovative projects, and collaborative efforts with local, regional, and international partners. Additionally, OHC research assistant Eng. Anfal Al Barwani presented detailed research activities focusing on the challenge of produced water and potential solutions involving ZnO nanorods and magnetic recycled photocatalysts.
The visit to OHC signifies the government’s recognition of the important role that hydrogen can play in achieving Oman’s energy transition and economic diversification. By supporting initiatives such as the Oman Hydrogen Centre, the government acts towards a conducive environment for research, development, and innovation in the field of clean energy.