Muscat: The Korean Embassy and the H2KOREA (Hydrogen Convergence Alliance of Korea) co-hosted the Korea-Oman Green Hydrogen Strategy Forum 2022 at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre (OCEC) on December 5, 2022 on the sidelines of the Oman Green Hydrogen Summit to contribute to the Summit process.
Omani and Korean sponsors including HYFLY, Birba Energy and KOTRA supported the Forum. Eng. Salim Nasser Al Awfi, Minister of Energy and Minerals, graced the Forum with officials from the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other public authorities.
A number of high profile firms of Korea and Oman including POSCO, Samsung Engineering, KOGAS, OQ, and Oman LNG, to name a few participated in the Forum.
The Forum proved to be an effective platform to exchange perspectives and strategic insights of the key public and private stakeholders in Korea and Oman. It also provided the participants with an opportunity to share their outlooks and assessment on materialising cooperation in green hydrogen projects.
The participants reached a common perception on three important matters.
First, they agreed that green hydrogen economy represents a huge industrial and environmental opportunities.
Second, they recognised the collective progress in pursuing solutions for creating an enabling environment to realise the green hydrogen industry while addressing challenges.
Third, they acknowledged that the shared priorities and commitment of Korea and Oman to the development of green hydrogen industry would open up yet another promising opportunities.
KIM Kiejoo, Ambassador of Korea to the Sultanate underlined that “building on the traditional energy bridge, Korea and Oman could further create a “green hydrogen bridge” by sharing their respective priorities of exploring green hydrogen economy and leveraging corresponding advantages in a mutually-beneficial way.”