Netherlands signs hydrogen deal with Oman at COP27


During the COP27 climate summit being held in Egypt, the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Rutte, signed a deal with the government of Oman which will see the two countries collaborating on hydrogen import and export.

By establishing import and export facilities for green hydrogen, the Netherlands is aiming to accelerate the energy transition beyond its borders while integrating green hydrogen into its own industrial and transport sectors.

The country’s shift towards clean energy sources is reflected in a planned $1.6bn investment into a green hydrogen network that will consist of 85% recycled natural gas pipes.

To be developed by state-owned natural gas infrastructure specialist Gasunie, the network will have an initial capacity of 10 gigawatts (GW) and will link up ‘carbon-free’ hydrogen supply and demand.

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