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GUtech’s Oman Hydrogen Centre to support research

28 Jan 2020

German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) launched the Oman Hydrogen Centre at the History of Science Centre in the university on Monday.


Approved by the Ministry of Higher Education, the Oman Hydrogen Centre is the first-of-its-kind and will serve as the centre of knowledge in hydrogen technology in Oman and GCC.

It will cater for Green Hydrogen Research, Technology, Education, Application and Economy to develop and enable Oman’s competences for the Green Hydrogen economy.


Dr Hussain al Salmi, deputy rector for Administration and Finances at GUtech, H E Mohammed bin Hamad al Rumhi, Minister of Oil and Gas, and other high-ranking guests, were present and the event was held under the auspices of H E Eng Azza al Ismaili, Minister of Technology and Communications.


It is expected that the production, domestic use and export of green hydrogen can be fundamental for the economic future of Oman and will play a key role for the economic diversification and job creation efforts in the local energy industry and economy in general.

Prof Dr Eng Michael Modigell, rector of GUtech, said, “As a competence hub it will create hydrogen expertise and knowledge in Oman in all relevant fields to support the future participation of Oman in the fast-growing global hydrogen market.”

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