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Tuesday, July 07 2020 - 22:32
Air Products, ACWA Power and NEOM Sign Agreement for $5 Billion Production Facility in NEOM Powered by Renewable Energy for Production and Export of Green Hydrogen to Global Markets
LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., July 7, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

-- The World's Largest Green Hydrogen Project Will Supply 650 Tons Per Day of 
Carbon-Free Hydrogen for Transportation Globally and Save the World Three 
Million Tons Per Year of CO2 

Air Products, in conjunction with ACWA Power and NEOM, announced the signing of 
an agreement for a $5 billion world-scale green hydrogen-based ammonia 
production facility powered by renewable energy. The project, which will be 
equally owned by the three partners, will be sited in NEOM ( 
), a new model for sustainable living located in the north west corner of the 
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and will produce green ammonia for export to global 

The joint venture project is the first partnership for NEOM with leading 
international and national partners in the renewable energy field and it will 
be a cornerstone for its strategy to become a major player in the global 
hydrogen market. It is based on proven, world-class technology and will include 
the innovative integration of over four gigawatts of renewable power from 
solar, wind and storage; production of 650 tons per day of hydrogen by 
electrolysis using thyssenkrupp technology ( 
); production of nitrogen by air separation using Air Products technology; and 
production of 1.2 million tons per year of green ammonia using Haldor Topsoe 
technology ( 
). The project is scheduled to be onstream in 2025.   
Air Products will be the exclusive off-taker of the green ammonia and intends 
to transport it around the world to be dissociated to produce green hydrogen 
for the transportation market. 

"We are honored and proud to partner with ACWA Power and NEOM and use proven 
technologies to make the world's dream of 100 percent green energy a reality," 
said Seifi Ghasemi, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer for Air 
Products. "Harnessing the unique profile of NEOM's sun and wind to convert 
water to hydrogen, this project will yield a totally clean source of energy on 
a massive scale and will save the world over three million tons of CO2 
emissions annually and eliminate smog-forming emissions and other pollutants 
from the equivalent of over 700,000 cars." 

Mohammad A. Abunayyan, ACWA Power Chairman, said, "Stemming from our belief in 
Vision 2030 and HRH Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's aspirations for NEOM to 
become the global pioneer in sustainable living, the Board of Directors and 
Management of ACWA Power are proud to take part in this groundbreaking and 
first-of-its-kind investment in the world. ACWA Power has a proven track record 
of leveraging pioneering renewable technologies to deliver carbon-free power at 
the lowest cost. With our global experience, we are confident that our 
collaboration with an industry-leading company like Air Products will create 
significant opportunities in the production of green hydrogen, and further us 
in our goal to help countries meet their clean energy targets and unlock 
significant socio-economic benefits. Based in NEOM's Industrial Cluster, and 
enabled by its unique mandate, this investment will integrate and localize 
cutting-edge technologies that will harness solar and wind power to produce 
sustainable and globally accessible green energy." 

NEOM CEO, Nadhmi Al Nasr, said, "This partnership reflects our deep commitment 
to developing a carbon positive society which will be a beacon for sustainable 
living and a solution to many of the environmental challenges facing the world. 
This demonstrates the   ability of NEOM to generate significant partnership 
opportunities for international and national investors. This is a pivotal 
moment for the development of NEOM and a key element in Saudi Vision 2030 
contributing to the Kingdom's clean energy and circular carbon economy 
strategy. As the world's largest renewable hydrogen project, NEOM's Board of 
Directors, headed by HRH Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and the company's 
Executive team are delighted to announce this significant milestone for NEOM in 
becoming a global leader in green hydrogen production and green fuels. We are 
also excited that two world-class organizations, Air Products and ACWA Power, 
have joined us in developing this major project, the first of many developments 
at this scale that will put NEOM at the heart of a new future society."

About Air Products

Air Products (NYSE:APD) ( 
)  is a world-leading industrial gases company in operation for nearly 80 
years. Air Products is currently the largest supplier of hydrogen worldwide. 
Focused on serving energy, environment and emerging markets, the Company 
provides essential industrial gases, related equipment and applications 
expertise to customers in dozens of industries, including refining, chemical, 
metals, electronics, manufacturing, and food and beverage. Air Products is also 
the global leader in the supply of liquefied natural gas process technology and 
equipment. The Company develops, engineers, builds, owns and operates some of 
the world's largest industrial gas projects, including gasification projects 
that sustainably convert abundant natural resources into syngas for the 
production of high-value power, fuels and chemicals.

The Company had fiscal 2019 sales of $8.9 billion from operations in 50 
countries and has a current market capitalization of about $55 billion. More 
than 17,000 passionate, talented and committed employees from diverse 
backgrounds are driven by Air Products' higher purpose to create innovative 
solutions that benefit the environment, enhance sustainability and address the 
challenges facing customers, communities, and the world. For more information, 
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Air Products Investor Call to Discuss This Project: 8:30 a.m. USET on July 7, 

*Air Products' Investor Call Details
Air Products will hold a conference call on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. 
USET to discuss the project. The teleconference will be open to the public and 
the media in listen-only mode by telephone and Internet broadcast. 

Live teleconference: 323-994-2082
Passcode: 3757916
Internet broadcast/slides: Available on the Event Details ( 
) page on Air Products' Investor Relations website. 

Telephone replay: 888-203-1112 (domestic) or 719-457-0820 (international) 
Passcode: 3757916
Available from 12:30 p.m. USET on July 7, 2020 through 12:30 p.m. USET on July 
14, 2020. 
Internet replay: Available on the Event Details ( 
) page on Air Products' Investor Relations website.

This release contains "forward-looking statements" within the safe harbor 
provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These 
forward-looking statements are based on management's expectations and 
assumptions as of the date of this release and are not guarantees of future 
performance. While forward-looking statements are made in good faith and based 
on assumptions, expectations and projections that management believes are 
reasonable based on currently available information, actual performance and 
financial results may differ materially from projections and estimates 
expressed in the forward-looking statements because of many factors, including, 
without limitation, those described in Air Products' Annual Report on Form 10-K 
for its fiscal year ended September 30, 2019. Except as required by law, Air 
Products disclaims any obligation or undertaking to update or revise any 
forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the 
assumptions, beliefs, or expectations or any change in events, conditions, or 
circumstances upon which any such forward-looking statements are based.

About ACWA Power

ACWA Power is a developer, investor and operator of power generation and 
desalinated water production plants. Registered and established in 2004 in 
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

ACWA Power employs over 3,500 people and is currently present in 12 countries 
in the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia and Southeast Asia. ACWA Power's 
portfolio includes 59 assets with an investment value of USD 48.8 billion, 
producing 34 GW of power and 5.9 million m3 /day of desalinated water delivered 
on a bulk basis to address the needs of state utilities and industries on long 
term, off-taker contracts under utility services outsourcing and 
Public-Private-Partnership models. ACWA Power's mission is to reliably deliver 
electricity and desalinated water at a low cost, thereby contributing 
effectively to the sustainable, social and economic development of communities 
and countries. ACWA Power is committed to the values of Safety, People and 
Performance in operating its business across all geographies. For more 
information, please visit 

About NEOM 

NEOM is an accelerator of human progress and a vision of what a New Future 
might look like. It is a region in northwest Saudi Arabia on the Red Sea being 
built from the ground up as a living laboratory – a place where 
entrepreneurship will chart the course for this New Future. It will be a 
destination and a home for people who dream big and want to be part of building 
a new model for exceptional livability, creating thriving businesses, and 
reinventing environmental conservation.   

NEOM will be the home and workplace to more than a million residents from 
around the world. It will include towns and cities, ports and enterprise zones, 
research centers, sports and entertainment venues, and tourist destinations. As 
a hub for innovation, entrepreneurs, business leaders and companies will come 
to research, incubate and commercialize new technologies and enterprises in 
ground-breaking ways. Residents of NEOM will embody an international ethos and 
embrace a culture of exploration, risk-taking and diversity - all supported by 
a progressive law compatible with international norms and conducive to economic 
growth. For more information email; or go to ( 
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SOURCE Air Products

CONTACT: Air Products Media Inquiries: Katie McDonald, tel: (610) 481-1340, 
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