Shell Oman to work on Green Hydrogen for Mobility project at nation's airports

March 17, 2022
In the first phase, Shell will provide up to 15 Hydrogen cars for corporate usage at Oman Airports.The project will also include the development of hydrogen production units at different fueling units that will be powered by photovoltaic solar

Shell Development Oman will work on a Green Hydrogen for Mobility project in Oman and the firm has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Oman Airports as part of the first phase of the project.

In the first phase, Oman Shell will provide up to 15 Hydrogen cars for corporate usage at Oman Airports. Oman is on the southeast corner of the Arabian Peninsula. 

The project will also include the development of hydrogen production units at different fueling units that will be powered by photovoltaic solar plants. The stations will be selected to maximize benefits to the project and enable the public to gain visibility into the technology.

“Working with Oman Airports for the hydrogen for mobility project will help our efforts to support the Oman Vision 2040 energy objectives,” Oman Shell’s VP and Country Chairman Walid Hadi said. “It is also in line with Shell’s Powering Progress Strategy and our target to become a net-zero-emission energy business by 2050, in step with society.”

The necessary regulations will be set to enable a strong hydrogen economy and Oman Shell will provide Omani regulatory bodies with their hydrogen expertise.

Oman Airports CEO Sheikh Aimen Al Hosni said, “Environmental sustainability has been a top priority for Oman Airports and it’s one of the main pillars of our strategic objectives. Since 2017, we have incorporated a carbon management program to measure and reduce our carbon footprint in a phased manner in Muscat, Salalah and Duqm Airports. Muscat International Airport has received a Green Airports Recognition in 2020 from Airports Council International (ACI) for our contribution towards a sustainable airport’s environment in its category. We are committed with clear environmental policy to build a sustainable environment and become a green airport.”