Petrofac and Oman Hydrogen Centre to develop hydrogen capabilities in Oman
Petrofac has signed an MoU with Oman Hydrogen Centre (OHC) to collaborate in building capabilities for Oman’s renewable energy sector, particularly in green hydrogen.
Located at German University of Technology (GUtech), OHC is the first research facility of its kind in the Sultanate, supporting the country in accelerating its transition to renewable energy. The centre provides an international hub for research, technology, education, industry applications and economy, aligned with Oman Vision 2040.
Petrofac has a growing track record in supporting new energy projects across a wide range of technologies and has recently completed front-end engineering design (FEED) for large-scale green hydrogen production facilities, as well as numerous studies for small-scale industrial users across the world.
The Company will provide technical expertise, leveraging its extensive experience in designing, managing and executing complex projects and building capacity through knowledge transfer.
The partnership will provide expertise and supporting the growth of the hydrogen sector. The collaboration is structured around developing Omani talent. The Takatuf Petrofac Oman (TPO) training centre will also provide access to educational resources, technical training and hands-on learning to skill up students from its base in Knowledge Oasis, Muscat.
Dr Khalid Al Jahwari, Petrofac’s Country Manager in Oman, said, “Our partnership with OHC is designed to meet the needs of new complex energy assets, with the focus on engineering excellence and an ever-more skilled workforce.”
Dr. Sausan Al Riyami, Director of Oman Hydrogen Centre, said, “Our cooperation with Petrofac is aiming to develop certain studies regarding renewable energies and green hydrogen economy by focusing on technical training that includes a hands-on operation session.”