December 7, 2022

Minister of Energy to Deliver Keynote Speech at Oman Green Hydrogen Summit 2022

Muscat: Eng. Salim bin Nasser Al Aufi, Minister of Energy and Minerals, will deliver the keynote speech at the Green Hydrogen Summit Oman 2022 (GHSO), to be held at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre, Muscat, from December 5-7.

The highly anticipated keynote will highlight, among other things, Oman’s recently unveiled strategy for developing a green hydrogen industry globally to support the decarbonization of Oman’s economy, as well as meet the energy transition objectives of other nations. .

A glimpse of this ambitious vision was shared recently by ministry officials, joined by representatives of Oman 2040 Vision, Energy Development Oman and new hydrocentric energy company Hydrom.

At the heart of this strategy is a commitment to reduce Oman’s CO2 emissions that contribute to global warming to Net Zero by 2050 – a goal that envisions investments of around $140 billion in a national energy industry. full-fledged green hydrogen over the next few decades.

Held under the auspices of the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, the 3-day GHSO Summit and Expo was organized by Birba Energy Services with the support of a number of leading local and international organizations related to energy.

Underlining its appeal and reach, the forum will bring together a distinguished gathering of energy ministries representing hydrogen producers and importers, as well as policy makers, energy experts and CEOs of international energy companies, technology providers and energy think tanks. High-level representatives of the International Energy Agency (IEA) will also be present.

Throughout the three-day forum, a total of 12 strategy sessions will be held, focusing on nine strategic themes: Oman’s green hydrogen economy and strategy; global hydrogen review; Oman as a global player in the hydrogen space; Oman as a green hydrogen hub; Oman Green Hydrogen Infrastructure; Green hydrogen value chain (value in the country); Partnership and Investment; Financing and bankability of green hydrogen projects; and green hydrogen projects in Oman.

In addition, a technical conference will take place alongside the main conference. In addition, international experts representing key segments of the hydrogen value chain will host a series of masterclasses on December 5 covering four categories Green Hydrogen Technology, Green Hydrogen Application, Hydrogen Regulation and Policy. green hydrogen and green hydrogen safety.

Prior to the summit, an exclusive VIP session will take place at the Kempinski Hotel Muscat on December 5. A number of ministers representing major energy producing and importing countries will attend, joined by policy makers, experts and CEOs of major energy companies from Oman. and around the world. Al Aufi will also address this “by invitation only” event.

As a unique green hydrogen expo, GHSO 2022 will also include a fully-fledged exhibition showcasing leading international and local energy players, investors and developers, technology providers and other companies. which are part of the green hydrogen ecosystem. The 3-day exhibition begins on December 5 and is open to visitors.

Reflecting the widespread appeal of the summit, more than 600 local and international delegates have so far registered to attend the proceedings. In addition, to enable young Omani researchers and aspiring energy professionals to benefit from the event, Birba Energy has offered 100 free places to interested participants.

It is important to note that all major energy-related companies and organizations in Oman lent their support to the event as patrons, sponsors and supporters. The list includes the Oman Society for Petroleum Services (Opal), Energy Development Oman (host of the event), OQ Group (co-host), main sponsor of Oman shell Ayad and main sponsor of PDO, the port of Sohar and sponsor Oman LNG Diamond, Bank Nizwa Premium Islamic Banking Partner and National Hydrogen Alliance (Hy-Fly). The forum is supported by, among others, Oman 2040 Vision, Sultan Qaboos University, the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry.