Barka, Oman Hydrogen Centre was opened at the premises of German University of Technology, Oman, under the auspices of Eng. Azza bint Sulaiman al-Isma'eeli, Minister of Technology and Communications.

The inaugural ceremony was attended by Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed al-Salmi, Minister of Awqaf and Religious Affairs, Dr. Mohammed bin Hamad al-Rumhi, Minister of Oil and Gas and a number of academicians, company chairmen, dignitaries, experts and people interested in the field of green energy.

The new centre seeks to develop capacities in the field in cooperation with local and international parties specialized in research, technology, education, industry applications and economy, said Dr. Hussain al-Salmi, Deputy Chairman of Gutech for Administrative and Financial Affairs, noting that the overall aim is to empower Omani cadres to build a "green-hydrogen" economy.

Oman Hydrogen Centre will constitute a base for building skills and knowhow for endorsing a green energy. Its main vision is to introduce a clean energy industry using the elements of sun and water to produce hydrogen.

A memorandum of understanding was signed by Hydrogen Rise Company of Germany and Oman Education Services Establishment, owners of GUtech, to establish a private company to market hydrogen in the Omani market and later export the product abroad.

Source: Oman News Agency