Indian multinational Larsen & Toubro (L&T) which specializes in engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) projects, has been engaged to deliver power elements and grid packages for a project described as “the world’s largest green hydrogen plant.” Led by Neoma Green Hydrogen Company (NGHC) and backed by a £6.7bn investment, the “mega plant” will produce green hydrogen at scale – predicted at 600 tones a day – for global export in the form of green ammonia. The plant is being built at Oxygen, the “industrial hub” of Neoma, the futuristic planned smart city in Tabuk Province, northwestern Saudi Arabia. NGHC, a joint-venture between Neoma, power and energy multinational ACWA Power and industrial gas supplier Air Products, has finalized an EPC agreement with Air Products as the contractor and system integrator for the entire facility. Under recently finalized contracts, the power transmission and distribution business of L&T will engineer, procure, and construct a 2.2 GWac (gigawatt alternating current) PV (photovoltaic) solar plant, 1.65 GW wind generation balance of plant and a 400 MWh battery energy storage system. It will also construct 380 kV switching stations, 306km of 380 kV overhead lines and underground cabling required for Saudi Arabia’s grid network. The scope of the project also includes the energy power monitoring system (EPMS) for the complete network. T Madhava Das, whole-time director and senior executive vice president – utilities at Larsen & Toubro said: “We are proud to be associated with the project that will integrate 4GW of renewable energy to enable production of up to 600 tones of carbon-free hydrogen per day.” N. Subrahmanyam, chief executive and managing director of Larsen & Toubro, commented that the scale of the initiative had “the potential to speed up global energy transition.” The scheme’s £6.7bn investment entails financial agreements with 23 local, regional, and international banks and investment firms. This week also has also seen contractors engaged to deliver key engineering elements of Neomi’s port expansion scheme.