Air Products (NYSE: APD) a world leader in industrial gases and hydrogen megaprojects, is a platinum sponsor of this year’s iktva Forum and Exhibition, taking place between 30th January and 2nd February at the Dhahran Expo Center, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The event is held under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz, Governor of the Eastern Province.

Visit Air Products’ stand (SP 02) in the sustainability pavilion and learn more about investments, projects and career initiatives supporting the rapid transformation of the Kingdom, diversification of its economy and advancement of its people.

“We are delighted to be a platinum sponsor at iktva 2023 and showcase our support for Vision 2030 by bringing our technologies and capabilities and collaborating with our regional partners and suppliers to help drive the energy transition and move humanity forward,” said Dr. Samir J. Serhan, Air Products’ Chief Operating Officer.

Air Products has had a presence in the Middle East for over 50 years. In 2020, construction started at the world scale, fully integrated industrial gases hub in the Jubail Industrial City. The significant investment, which will be built, owned, and operated by Air Products Qudra involves establishing a Hydrogen Hub along with the construction of a comprehensive hydrogen pipeline network to connect and transport hydrogen to the broad refinery operations and chemical customer base in the Eastern Region of Saudi Arabia.

Air Products continues to grow in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Recently, the company announced financial close and transfer of the second group of assets for the $12 billion gasification and power joint venture (JV) with Aramco, ACWA Power and Air Products Qudra in the Jazan Economic City (“Jazan”), Saudi Arabia. The JV’s purchase of this second group of assets at Jazan follows the successful asset acquisition and project financing transactions for the first group of assets completed in late October 2021.

In addition, Air Products has launched the region’s first hydrogen fueling station with Saudi Aramco; extended core competencies through the company’s world-class technology center in the Dhahran Techno Valley and commenced project execution for the NEOM green hydrogen project.

Last year, Air Products launched Female Engineers & Technical Associates (FETA), a unique program to enable the progression and career development of the next generation of female talent in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Developed through strategic partnerships with the Ministry of Human Resources & Social Development (MOHR) and Saudi Council of Engineers (SCE), the program complements the Saudi 2030 vision which includes developing citizens’ capabilities and future skills. The program also supports Air Products’ goal to be the most diverse industrial gas company in the world by promoting a pipeline of senior female engineers and technicians in the workforce and fostering growth for possible future engineers and technician leaders in Air Products and beyond.

To learn more about Air Products’ business in the Middle East visit our website.