We are delivering some of the largest and most complex projects in the history of Air Products. Our success in executing these megaprojects demonstrates Air Products' core capabilities to support the world's largest energy projects with safety, reliability and operational excellence.
NEOM: World's Largest Carbon-free Hydrogen ProjectNEOM, a new model for sustainable living located in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is the site of a $7 billion project which will enable Air Products to supply carbon-free hydrogen to power buses and trucks around the world by 2025 and eliminate three million tons per year (TPY) of CO2 emissions and smog-forming emissions and other pollutants from the equivalent of over 700,000 cars.
The joint venture project with NEOM and ACWA Power 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 through Air Products’ exclusive strategic cooperation agreement; production of nitrogen by air separation using Air Products technology; and production of 1.2 million tons per year of carbon-free ammonia using Haldor Topsoe technology through Air Products’ global alliance agreement.
World's Largest Industrial Gas Complex Serving
Air Products, under a joint venture (JV) with ACWA Holding, designed and built the world’s largest industrial gas complex to supply 75,000 metric tons per day (20,000 oxygen and 55,000 nitrogen) to Saudi Aramco’s refinery at Jazan Economic City in Saudi Arabia. Despite its remote location and regional climate challenges, the Air Products team successfully completed the world-scale complex without a lost time injury in 25 million worker hours.
In August 2018, Saudi Aramco, Air Products and ACWA Power signed a term sheet to form a more than $8 billion gasification/power JV at Jazan, purchasing the gasification assets, power block and associated utilities from Saudi Aramco.
In November 2019, Air Products confirmed that it is in final negotiations with Saudi Aramco, ACWA Power and Air Products Qudra to acquire the gasification, power and industrial gas assets at Jazan, representing an updated total investment value of about $11.5 billion.
Coal -to-Methanol ProjectRepresenting US$2 billion of investment, Air Products will build, own and operate air separation, gasification, syngas clean-up, utilities and methanol production assets for a landmark gasification project in Bengalon, East Kalimantan, Indonesia.
The facility—including Air Products’ proprietary Syngas Solutions™ dry-feed gasifier—will efficiently convert abundant coal resources into high-value products, enabling nearly two million TPY of methanol to be produced from nearly six million TPY of coal beginning in 2024. The project will enable Bakrie Group and PT. Ithaca Resources to provide methanol for domestic consumption, supporting Indonesia’s energy independence and sustainable economic growth.
Lu'an Coal Gasification ProjectThrough its joint venture with Lu’an Clean Energy, Air Products supplies syngas and other industrial gases to Lu’an's syngas-to-liquids production in Changzhi, Shanxi, China.
The world-scale gasification project involves four large air separation units (ASUs), four gasifiers and two syngas clean-up systems to support one of China’s landmark clean energy demonstration projects. The gasifiers are the largest in the world, capable of converting 12,000 tons of coal into syngas for Lu'An to transform into chemicals and transportation fuels.
Jiutai Coal-to-Syngas PlantAir Products has been awarded a long-term onsite contract to supply syngas to Jiutai New Material Co. Ltd for their multi-billion dollar mono-ethylene glycol project in Hohhot, China. The project, which will be the first to be built by Air Products including proven gasification technology acquired from Shell, is expected to come onstream in the fourth quarter of the company’s fiscal year 2021.
The facility will be designed to produce over 500,000Nm3/hr of syngas, and will be comprised of five gasifiers, two approximately 100,000nm3/hr air separation units (ASU), with syngas purification and processing, as well as associated infrastructure and utilities. Jiutai will supply the coal feedstock and take all output from the plant.
Syngas Project with Debang Group, Jiangsu Province, ChinaA breakthrough coal-to-syngas processing facility in Xuwei National Petrochemical Park, Lianyungang City, Jiangsu Province, China is being realized through an 80% Air Products / 20% joint venture with Debang Xinghua Technology Co., Ltd. (a subsidiary of Jiangsu Debang Chemical Industrial Group Co., Ltd. (“Debang Group”)).
Located strategically in one of seven national integrated oil refining and petrochemical parks in China, the JV will own and operate air separation, gasification and purification assets under a 20-year contract for a fixed monthly fee, supplying syngas to support Debang Group’s 350,000 tons-per-year chemicals facilities. The project is expected onstream in 2023, supplying the syngas that will enable Debang Group to produce needed ammonia and other products for their customers.