US firm Air Products has awarded Thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers a key contract to supply a 2GW+ electrolysis plant for the green hydrogen project under development at Saudi Arabia’s Neom. Air Products is partnered with Saudi private firm Acwa Power and state development agency Neom in developing the $5bn plant which intends to use 4GW of renewable energy to produce 650 tons/day (237,000 t/y) of hydrogen by electrolysis (MEES, 10 July 2020).

The plant “will produce hydrogen to be synthesized into carbon-free ammonia for export exclusively by Air Products to global markets.” Air Products says that production is due to begin in 2026 and COO Samir Serhan adds that “this project is the kickoff to become a frontrunner in the green hydrogen economy.” (CONTINUED - 121 WORDS)