Air Products has awarded Thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers a contract to supply over 2 GW electrolysis plant for the green hydrogen projects at Neom in Saudi Arabia.
Thyssenkrupp will engineer, procure and fabricate the plant based on their large-scale 20 MW alkaline water electrolysis module. The project partners Neom, Acwa Power and Air Products (Neom Green Hydrogen Company) will operate the facility, which will produce hydrogen to be synthesised into carbon-free ammonia for export exclusively by Air Products to the export market. Engineering and procurement activities have been initiated, and production is scheduled for 2026.
Dr Samir Serhan, CEO at Air Products, said, “This project milestone with Thyssenkrupp furthers our strong progress at Neom to deliver carbon-free hydrogen on a massive scale in the Kingdom and for the world.”
Denis Krude, CEO of Thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers, added, “We also aim for a strong local setup which is key to delivering customised service solutions throughout the entire plant life-cycle and enables our strategic partner in their vision to become a global decarbonisation pioneer.”
In July 2020, Air Products, ACWA Power and Neom, announced an agreement for a world-scale green hydrogen-based ammonia production facility powered by renewable energy. Thyssenkrupp was selected by its strategic partner Air Products, early in the project as a technology supplier and has worked intensively on early engineering and project development.