Freight forwarder Kuehne + Nagel has secured a contract from Envision Energy to transport 190 wind turbine generators and 67 tower sets to Saudi Arabia’s special economic zone, NEOM.

Kuehne + Nagel handling wind turbine components

Expected to be completed in 2025, the major project involves the specialised transport of 1.4 million freight tons of wind turbine generators. A team of over 100 project logistics professionals, vessel chartering experts, transport engineers, drivers and riggers, will work on the operation, while a dedicated office has been established in the city of Tabuk, Saudi Arabia, to coordinate teams at NEOM’s port and the wind farm site. 

Stefan Paul, ceo of Kuehne + Nagel International, said: “We see great potential in providing solutions for renewable energy customers and the NEOM project is a testament to our logistics expertise in this high-growth field that supports the global energy transition.”

When completed, the NEOM wind farm will generate 1.67 GW of renewable energy to power the plant of the NEOM Green Hydrogen Company, the world’s largest facility for producing hydrogen on a large scale.