We action robust strategies, social policies, and comprehensive initiatives to combat climate change.

Decarbonisation

Reduction of CO2e

A Decarbonisation Strategic Partnership to reduce 7% of CO2e by 2030 under the Paris Agreement through capture of CO2, converting it into rock permanently through the process of mineralisation within the logistics sector. This contributes to the development of a sustainable logistics industry in Oman.

NIMR Wetland

Spread over 860 ha, The Nimr Wetland is an internationally renowned, UN award-winning scheme that has turned the arid land green with over 300,000 tonnes of CO2e reduction per annum. The process allows for about 130 barrels of oil to be passed back into the production network each day.

Solar Car Park Projects

The 6 MWp solar project to power offices will generate 9,480,000 kWh and will save more than 3.1 million m3 of gas per annum. It will also cut CO2e by 6,662 tonnes annually, the equivalent of taking more than 1,400 cars off the road or planting almost 173,000 trees.

Vapour Recovery Units

VRUs prevent oil & gas processes from emitting greenhouse gases. Crude oil contains a composition of gas vapours when it is brought to the surface. The recovered vapours, which may have otherwise been vented without the VRU, can be used as fuel or for revenue generation.

Green Cover

The creation of a nationwide green cover with 10 million trees to be planted by 2030 in order to combat desertification, reduce land degradation, and preserve indigenous wild plants through multiplication. 200,000 trees have been planted till date with nearly 400 varieties of trees.


Energy Efficiency

Fibreglass Tanks

To combat leakage or corrosion, double layer fibreglass tanks have been installed for storage of current ethanol blended fuels. These tanks require infrequent maintenance, decrease shutdowns and the life cycle cost.

Fleet Management

Fleet Management initiatives within the F&B goods industry have led to 8-12% reduction in fuel consumption. The initiatives have maximised efficiency and reduced vehicle emissions through programmes, policies, equipment or technologies, and maintenance strategies.

Best Practices — Airlines

Introduction of dedicated efforts in every phase of operations along with quality flight planning systems and implementation of Best Practices applied during flight including single engine taxi in & out, and Continuous Descent Approach (CDA).


Energy Transition

Waste to Energy Project

Slated to commence in 2027, the project will have a daily capacity of 4,500 tonnes of municipal waste converted to 140-160 MW of energy with an investment of over US$800 million. The strategy is to reduce the carbon footprint of landfills by 50 million tonnes. This is equivalent to 30% of the total CO2e currently emitted by landfill operations in Oman.

Biogas Project

Commencing in 2024, the proposed biogas plant will process organic waste to produce electricity via anaerobic digestion process. Approximately 150-200 tonnes of organic waste, segregated at source, will be required per day as feedstock for electricity production and will reduce 26,000 tonnes of CO2e.

Landfil Gas Capture and Utilisation Project

Since 2022, the Landfill Gas project harnesses the prodigious quantities of methane gas emitted from landfills around Oman for generating electricity. The project is segregated into two parts – cell closure and conversion of gas to energy and is set to generate 195,000 Carbon Credits.

Solar Power Fuel Stations

Introduction of solar powered fuel stations with photovoltaic panels are positioned to capture an optimal amount of the sun’s energy. With 8 fuel stations already established and over 632 tonnes of CO2e reduced, another 5 are in the pipeline for 2022.

North-South Electrical Interconnection Project

The North-South electrical interconnection project will connect 4 major electrical networks and contribute to raise efficiency while replacing diesel with gas for electricity production. The project has an approximate investment value of approximately US$641 million.


Infrastructure

Green Hydrogen Hub

The Port & Freezone hub will supply green hydrogen & derivatives with sustainability frameworks to promote green shipping and energy optimisation enhancement projects. The hub is dedicated to energy conservation having allocated 13% of its lands for solar power generation that targets the reduction of 300,000 tonnes of CO2e per annum.

Solar Panels in Public Schools

Investing over US$7 million, Oman has adopted an initiative to install solar panels across 22 schools within 11 Governorates. The subsequent electricity produced will be at a capacity of 3 MW. The project also raises awareness of the benefits of using low-carbon energy sources amongst the community.

Solar Energy Projects at SQU

An investment project for production of electrical energy using solar energy, the SQU solar energy project aims to reduce the cost of electrical energy consumption and lower their carbon footprint within the university buildings and facilities.