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Longitude to support Saudi green hydrogen project

Longitude Engineering, ABL Group’s engineering, advisory, and design arm, has been awarded a contract to provide engineering support to Air Products on the NEOM green hydrogen project in Saudi Arabia

The NEOM Green Hydrogen Company (NGHC) aims to build the world’s largest green hydrogen production facility from local onshore wind and solar power, which will then be exported globally by Air Products, one of the company’s three shareholders, as green ammonia. The green ammonia will be converted back into green hydrogen to fuel the transport sector. The company is located in the NEOM region of Saudi Arabia.

“This project is at the cutting edge of the energy transition. It will harness the carbon-free energy generated from abundant local wind and solar resources to generate hydrogen via electrolysis, which will then be transformed into ammonia for global distribution.”

Green hydrogen is recognised as key to global decarbonisation efforts. The NEOM Green Hydrogen Company is truly the first to move into making green hydrogen generation at big scale a reality, and we are delighted to play a small role in this pioneering undertaking.”

David Bignold, Managing Director at Longitude Engineering

Longitude has been appointed by Air Products Ltd. – the primary EPC contractor – to provide engineering support on the export jetty and the interface between ammonia tankers and the jetty to ensure that the design meets project requirements.

The scope of work includes engineering review of FEED design, pre-EPC risk review to minimize cost, schedule, and safety risks, EPC tendering support, EPC tender review, and support during detailed design and construction of the export jetty.

“The NEOM green hydrogen project will play a significant role in accelerating the global energy transition, and we consider it a vote of confidence to be asked to contribute towards realising this vision.”

Added David Bignold

Longitude’s current scope of work will be carried out between 2021 and 2024. The company has not disclosed the value of the contract.

Longitude Engineering, part of Oslo-listed ABL Group ASA, provides independent engineering, design and analysis services, specialising in marine and vessel design, conversion and upgrade, and marine operations engineering. It includes within the company independent ship design specialists OSD-IMT. The company serves the renewables, maritime, defence, oil and gas and infrastructure industries.