The MoU establishes an engagement for further collaboration towards Air Products Qudra building a hydrogen fueling station in Jubail Industrial City to fuel heavy-duty transportation, such as buses and trucks, with a focus on zero emissions. The first hydrogen fueling station in Jubail will have a positive environmental impact and support the Saudi Green Initiative and Vision 2030.
Dr. Ahmed AlHussain, CEO of Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu said, "I am very happy to welcome Air Products Qudra to Jubail in this important first step towards comprehensive hydrogen transport. Jubail's school buses, company-owned car fleets and heavy–duty vehicles can and will quickly convert to hydrogen use. Jubail has plans to produce strategic quantities of blue hydrogen for transport and for industry use. I’m sure Jubail, with the support of Air Products Qudra, can set an example for the world."
Air Products Qudra's CEO, Ebubekir Koyuncu added: "For the energy transition, hydrogen will play a key role in a cleaner and more sustainable future. The vision of the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu is to be pioneers in clean mobility through hydrogen. With that, we are honored to collaborate towards building the first hydrogen fueling station in Jubail Industrial City.”
Saudi Arabia is committed to advancing the global fight against climate change, with a targeted roadmap for the delivery of the Saudi Green Initiative targets. Air Products Qudra is honored to be a partner in the Saudi Green Initiative, leading the energy transition to accelerate Vision 2030 for the Kingdom and the Middle East region.
About Air Products
Air Products (NYSE:APD) is a world-leading industrial gases company in operation for over 80 years focused on serving energy, environmental, and emerging markets. The Company has two growth pillars driven by sustainability. Air Products’ base business provides essential industrial gases, related equipment and applications expertise to customers in dozens of industries, including refining, chemicals, metals, electronics, manufacturing, and food. The Company also develops, engineers, builds, owns and operates some of the world's largest industrial gas and carbon-capture projects, supplying world-scale clean hydrogen for global transportation, industrial markets, and the broader energy transition. Additionally, Air Products is the world leader in the supply of liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment, and globally provides turbomachinery, membrane systems and cryogenic containers.
The Company had fiscal 2022 sales of $12.7 billion from operations in over 50 countries and has a current market capitalization of about $60 billion. More than 21,000 passionate, talented and committed employees from diverse backgrounds are driven by Air Products’ higher purpose to create innovative solutions that benefit the environment, enhance sustainability and reimagine what's possible to address the challenges facing customers, communities, and the world. For more information, visit airproducts.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.
About Air Products Qudra
Air Products Qudra is the regional development and investment joint venture (JV) for Middle East between Air Products and Qudra Energy, a subsidiary of Vision Invest. Air Products is a world-leading industrial gases company developing, engineering, building, owning and operating many of the world's largest industrial gas projects; Vision Invest is a leading development and investment Holding Company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with a diversified portfolio of investments across several sectors such as Utility, Infrastructure, Logistics and Industrial Gases with a global operational investment footprint.
Formed following several years of partnership between its parent companies, Air Products Qudra's mission is to bring world-class technology, on-site solutions, and leading project execution and operational leadership for large-scale energy and environmental projects throughout the Middle East region. For more information visit www.airproductsqudra.com.
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