Exciting progress has been made on the Neom green hydrogen and ammonia production complex in Saudi Arabia as the first set of turbines, manufactured by China's Envision Energy, have now arrived at the Port of Neom. This marks a significant milestone in the project's development, and the turbines are currently being transported by road to a designated site near the Gulf of Aqaba. Once on-site, they will be assembled and installed, laying the foundation for the ambitious project's success.
Further components and equipment are scheduled to be shipped before the year's end to support the Wind Garden park—a pivotal element of the project. Wind Garden is anticipated to commence operations by 2026, with the primary goal of generating electricity to power the extensive complex at Oxagon, situated in Saudi Arabia's northwestern province of Tabuk. This complex is projected to produce an impressive 600 tonnes of green hydrogen daily, with the commissioning of the hub set to take place by the end of 2026.
The Neom Green Hydrogen Company (NGHC), a collaborative endeavor involving ACWA Power, NEOM, and Air Products, is spearheading this ambitious USD 8.4 billion (EUR 7.87 billion) project. US-based Air Products plays a pivotal role as the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor and holds the exclusive off-taker rights for green ammonia through a 30-year agreement.
Germany's Thyssenkrupp Nucera AG & Co KGaA has been chosen as the supplier of the electrolysers for the 2.2-GW hydrogen-to-ammonia facility. This facility will draw its electricity from a renewable energy capacity of up to 4 GW, sourced from both solar and wind resources. The project signifies a significant step forward in Saudi Arabia's efforts to harness the potential of green hydrogen and sustainable energy production.