NEOM, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – May 8, 2022: NEOM Green Hydrogen Company’s Board announced today the appointment of David Edmondson as Chief Executive Officer of the company, one of the recently launched companies that are accelerating the impressive progress already made by the giga-project in the northwest of Saudi Arabia.
NGHC is a joint venture between NEOM, ACWA Power and Air Products to build a world-scale, green-hydrogen-based ammonia production facility powered by renewable energy and forecast to come onstream in 2026. This is expected to be the first of several similar investments by NGHC making NEOM a major hub for green hydrogen production.
Nadhmi Al-Nasr, CEO of NEOM and Chairman of NGHC, said Edmondson will have full accountability for establishing all aspects of the joint venture, including building the future organization. “The appointment of David Edmondson as NGHC's CEO is a natural follow-up to our recent agreement to build the world's largest green hydrogen plant, which will produce 1.2 million tonnes of green-hydrogen-based ammonia per year,” Al-Nasr said.
The green ammonia will be sold to Air Products under a long-term supply agreement and exported to international markets, where it will be converted back into green hydrogen to fuel the hydrogen mobility market. In addition, the green hydrogen produced by NGHC from its other investment at OXAGON, NEOM’s advanced manufacturing hub, will fuel clean, autonomous electric vehicles in NEOM to ensure a sustainable environment.
“We aim to revolutionize the global energy market and create a circular economy as we redefine the parameters of sustainable living and abundant resource production, all in harmony with nature,” Al-Nasr said.
Edmondson is a veteran at Air Products whose career at the company spans more than 34 years and a variety of leadership roles in engineering and global gases in the Middle East and across the world. His recent roles at Air Products include Vice President of Business Transformation as well as VP and Executive Project Director for the Jazan integrated gasification project. Edmondson has a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering from the University of Liverpool and an MBA from Kingston University.