NEOM Green Hydrogen Company (NGHC), the visionary force behind the world’s largest green hydrogen plant, has marked a milestone with the delivery of its first set of wind turbines at the Port of NEOM in northwest Saudi Arabia.
The inaugural delivery of wind turbines, received on October 8, heralds the commencement of a groundbreaking initiative. These turbines, now en route to the Wind Garden site near the Gulf of Aqaba, will undergo assembly and installation, setting the stage for a robust green hydrogen infrastructure. The Wind Garden, hosting over 250 turbines, will feed a dedicated electricity transmission grid to power NGHC’s green hydrogen plant.
Situated in Oxagon, NEOM’s reimagined industrial city, NGHC’s facility plans to integrate an impressive 4 gigawatts of solar and wind energy. This colossal energy output is poised to generate up to 600 tonnes of carbon-free hydrogen daily. The plant’s full operational status is anticipated in 2026, paving the way for the global export of 100% of the produced green hydrogen in the form of green ammonia, under an exclusive long-term agreement with Air Products.
David R. Edmondson, CEO of NGHC, underscores the strategic progress made since achieving financial close earlier this year. The deployment of major equipment deliveries over the next year signifies NGHC’s commitment to becoming a global leader in green hydrogen. Wolfgang Brand, Vice President of NEOM Green Hydrogen Project at Air Products, emphasizes the tangible progress on the ground as the main engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) partner on the project.
Vishal Wanchoo, CEO of Oxagon, celebrates the arrival of NGHC’s major equipment, considering it a watershed moment for Oxagon’s vision of an advanced and clean industrial ecosystem. As NEOM’s ambitions for a clean industrial city take shape, the port’s expansion reflects the region’s commitment to facilitating seamless import and export, contributing to economic growth.