thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers, a key provider of engineering, procurement, and construction services for electrochemical plants, said it has won a contract from leading industrial gases company Air Products to install a more than 2 GW electrolysis plant for one of the world’s largest green hydrogen projects at Neom in Saudi Arabia.
A joint venture with Industrie De Nora, thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers a technologies and comprehensive solutions for large-scale electrolysis plants.
Under this contract, thyssenkrupp will engineer, procure and fabricate the plant-based on their large-scale 20 megawatt (MW) alkaline water electrolysis module.
Upon commissioning, Neom Green Hydrogen Company – which has Neom, Acwa Power, and Air Products as the project partners – will operate the facility.
The company will produce hydrogen to be synthesised into carbon-free ammonia for export exclusively by Air Products for global markets.
Engineering and procurement activities have been initiated, and the start of production is scheduled for 2026, it added.
In July 2020, Air Products, together with Acwa Power and Neom, had signed 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.
The signing of the project contract is a key milestone of both companies’ joint effort over the past year to use their complementary technology, engineering, and project execution strengths to develop green hydrogen production facilities.
The realisation of the project leverages thyssenkrupp’s large-scale technology supporting Air Products’ development of green hydrogen for sustainable transportation, chemicals, and power generation.