Thyssenkrupp signs contract 2GW Saudi Arabian electrolysis plant


Air Products has awarded thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers a contract to supply a more than two-gigawatt (2 GW) electrolysis plant for one of the world’s largest green hydrogen projects at NEOM in Saudi Arabia.

Under this contract, thyssenkrupp will engineer, procure and fabricate the plant based on their large-scale 20 megawatt alkaline water electrolysis module. Upon commissioning, the project partners – NEOM, ACWA Power and Air Products  – will operate the facility. Which will produce hydrogen to be synthesized into carbon-free ammonia for export exclusively by Air Products to global markets. Engineering and procurement activities have been initiated, and the start of production is scheduled for 2026.

Strong partnership with strong sustainability lever

In July 2020, Air Products, together with ACWA Power and NEOM, announced the signing of 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 technology supplier.

Denis Krude, CEO of thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers: ‘With this gigawatt project, we are committed to invest into ramping up our manufacturing capacities further. We also aim for a strong local setup which is key to delivering customized service solutions throughout the entire plant life-cycle. And enables our strategic partner in their vision to become a global decarbonization pioneer.’