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Saudi Arabia to Start Building Green Hydrogen Plant in Neom

  • There’ll be demand from U.S., Asia for exports, says Terium
  • Kingdom aims to be biggest seller of green and blue hydrogen
A hydrogen fueling station at the Air Products New Technology Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

A hydrogen fueling station at the Air Products New Technology Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

Photographer: Maya Siddiqui/Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia will start construction of a green hydrogen plant as soon as this month as it pushes ahead with plans to export the fuel in about four years.

The kingdom is on track sell carbon-free hydrogen from a $5 billion project in Neom by 2026, according to Peter Terium, the head of energy and water for the new region. Engineers have finished flattening the site in northwestern Saudi Arabia and U.S.-based Air Products & Chemicals Inc. will soon begin building the facility, he said.