Oxagon

Oxagon

A blueprint for advanced and clean industries

A city in NEOM, OXAGON will be a new paradigm where people, industries and technology come together in harmony with nature.

Bringing together state-of-the-art approaches of industry 4.0 and the circular economy – to create factories of the future for products of the future. This will be a place where innovators and entrepreneurs can accelerate ideas from labs to market, and a city where people come together to live, work and play – in thriving communities. Our fully automated next-generation port will offer unparalled connectivity to global markets, enabled by an integrated physical and digital supply chain.

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    Next-gen automated & integrated port & supply chain

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    A fostering ecosystem for research &​ innovation

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    Catalyst for advanced transformational industries

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    Global gateway for world trade

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    Powered by 100% clean energy

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    Unmatched regulatory business environment​

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    Exceptional livability​

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"OXAGON will be the catalyst for economic growth and diversity in NEOM and the Kingdom, further meeting our ambitions under Vision 2030. OXAGON will contribute to redefining the world’s approach to industrial development in the future, protecting the environment while creating jobs and growth for NEOM. It will contribute to Saudi Arabia’s regional trade and commerce and support creating a new focal point for global trade flows. This new city, built around innovative new industries, has started its development and we look forward to the city’s rapid expansion.''

His Royal Highness

Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince and Chairman of the NEOM Company Board of Directors

What is Oxagon

Hear from the experts

Expert Joshua Steiner

Joshua Steiner

Development, Partnerships and Investments Executive Director

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    Could you map out where OXAGON sits in the grand vision for NEOM and how integral it is to the success of the project?

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    What are the world firsts your team is working on?

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    OXAGON is aiming for a best-in-class port city, would you be able to map out what that means and how it's possible?

  • 04

    The mix of renewable energy, water and the circular economy sounds like a winning combination. In simple terms, could you explain what that will look like on the ground?

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    How will modular construction be utilized and what will it allow you to achieve?

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    What new opportunities for growth are opened by industry 4.0?

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    Advanced robotics could change the way we live. Do you expect OXAGON’s innovative blueprint to be followed by other nations around the world?

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    What makes OXAGON an attractive proposition for investors?

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    What is the timeline for the delivery of your OXAGON goals and objectives?

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    What is the legacy you want to leave for future generations?

  • 11

    Is there a popular misconception people have about the project and how is daily life in the NEOM community right now?

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    Could you tell us a bit more about your own profile and career?

  • 13

    The gravitational pull of NEOM as an undertaking is clear, but what was the clincher for you to join the project here in Saudi Arabia?

  • World’s largest floating structure

  • High-speed rail to THE LINE and NEOM airport

  • Largest cruise terminal in the Red Sea

  • 13
    %

    of global trade passes through via the Suez Canal

  • 40
    %

    of the world accessible within a six-hour flight

  • 5
    min

    walk to the beach and nature spots

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Our people

OXAGON's world-leading experts are creating a circular economy blueprint for the future of work, living and sustainability – with optimized products, companies and leaders.

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    Vishal Wanchoo

    OXAGON CEO

    Vishal Wanchoo is managing the world’s first fully-integrated physical and digital supply chain at NEOM. During his 40-year career, he held executive leadership positions at General Electric. He has contributed to growing businesses across numerous sectors including healthcare, energy and aviation.

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    Joshua Steiner

    Development, Partnerships and Investments Executive Director

    Joshua Steiner is responsible for development – attracting investors, residents and visitors to OXAGON. He previously worked as an equity partner for EY Switzerland, and also for Deloitte in Europe, the US, Asia, and the ME – across the automotive, manufacturing, life sciences and consumer sectors.

  • Melissa Blake

    Port Director

    Melissa Blake has more than 20 years of experience in port development, automation and start-ups across the US, Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. She previously worked for A.P. Moller - Maersk. At OXAGON, she will help deliver the world’s most advanced and sustainable port.

  • Mark Hallum

    Advanced Manufacturing & Innovation Director

    Mark Hallum is responsible for the creation of NEOM’s advanced manufacturing. Having led multiple projects across the automotive, aerospace, technology and banking sectors in several international markets – he has worked at companies including Volvo and McKinsey & Company.

  • Lisa Norcross

    Industrial Innovation Director

    Lisa Norcross has 26 years of experience in operations, leadership and transformation across Europe, the US and Asia. She previously worked for E.ON, McKinsey and Ford. She is establishing a research and innovation campus for developing industrial businesses at OXAGON – from labs through to market.

  • Jan-Willem Adrian

    Executive Director of Supply Chain & Logistics

    With more than 22 years of experience in the supply chain industry, Jan-Willem Adrian is leading NEOM’s supply chain and logistics unit. He has worked at multinational companies such as Bain, DHL and NUPCO – the latter having helped distribute Saudi Arabia’s COVID-19 PPE and vaccines.

  • Sean Kelly

    Sea Mobility Managing Director

    Sean Kelly has more than 35 years of experience managing port, logistics and shipping industries across North America and Asia. He was previously CEO of Modern Terminals. Now, he is establishing the world’s most advanced and sustainable port at NEOM.

  • Fahad Alnuhait

    Head of Industrial Investments and Funding

    In a career stretching across 18 years, Fahad Alnuhait has led investment companies the world over. He has built an expansive network of senior contacts throughout the world of finance – lending his expertise to firms like International Finance Corporation, Dussur and Kuwait Investment Authority.

Discover what our partners say about us

  • We are delighted to welcome NEOM to the McLaren Racing family. This is an incredible way to kick-off our entry into Formula E and to unify our electric racing series. We are thrilled to work with NEOM to nurture talent and drive innovation. Working with OXAGON will allow us to make meaningful contributions through our accelerator programme.

    Zak Brown

    McLaren Racing CEO

  • Our purpose at Air Products is to create innovative solutions to energy and environmental challenges. We are proud to partner with NEOM and ACWA Power, to make carbon-free hydrogen a reality. Harnessing NEOM’s sun and wind to convert water to green hydrogen, this project will deliver clean energy on a massive scale. It is bold action aligned with bold vision.

    Seifi Ghasemi

    Air Products Chairman, President and CEO

  • NEOM is becoming the global destination for sustainable businesses and international trade. Desert Technologies, as a first mover in solar manufacturing – including batteries, storage and electric vehicle infrastructure – is honored to collaborate with OXAGON. Positive impact and protecting the environment is the vision we strive to achieve. NEOM is a torchbearer for this blueprint towards a new future.

    Nour Mousa

    Desert Technologies CEO and Founder

  • Hyzon Motors is deploying proven fuel cell technology globally. Our fuel cell production and vehicle assembly is being built out in the US, with vehicle assembly already happening in Europe and China. We are excited to collaborate with our friends at NEOM, where there are huge opportunities for hydrogen fuel-cell technologies. We look forward to working with like-minded partners to achieve our mutual decarbonization goals.

    Craig Knight

    Hyzon Motors CEO

NEOM × MCLAREN RACING

A Partnership with Purpose

McLaren and NEOM will lead the electric racing charge through Formula E and Extreme E. Being a founding tenant at the OXAGON Research and Innovation Campus, McLaren will also help to develop the talent of the future; bringing new tech, products and leaders to the world.

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