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First phase of ACME’s hydrogen project to be completed in 2022

24 Aug 2021

India’s leading clean energy company ACME Group announced that its proposed large-scale green hydrogen and ammonia project in Oman would be developed in phases and the first phase is likely to be commissioned by the end of 2022.

ACME Group and Oman’s Public Authority for Special Economic Zones and Free Zones (OPAZ) on Monday signed a land agreement to set up one of the world’s largest green ammonia projects in the Special Economic Zone at Duqm.

In a press statement, Manoj K Upadhyay, founder and chairman of ACME Group said, “The signing of land reservation agreement will allow us to kick start pre-construction activities. We have hired environmental consultants and owner’s engineers Black & Veatch and we plan to start the construction at Oman project as soon we commission our first green hydrogen and green ammonia plant at Bikaner in India.”

“The plant in Oman would be developed in phases and the first phase is likely to be commissioned by end of 2022,” he added.

ACME Group said its plant in Duqm will be an integrated facility using 3GWp of solar and 0.5GWp of wind energy to produce 2,400 tonnes per day of green ammonia with an annual production of approximately 0.9mn tonnes.

‘This would be the first facility of this scale to be operational by 2022. The facility is being built to export green ammonia to demand centres like Europe and Asia with an investment of approximately US$3.5bn,’ the company said in its statement.

ACME Group has built a solar portfolio of 6GWp in India. Of this, the company currently holds a portfolio of 5.25GWp that includes 2.2GWp of operational capacity and another 3.05GWp is under construction. These are spread across 12 states in India.

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