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Prince Mohammed bin Salman announces the establishment of NEOM Industrial City "Oxagon", the largest floating industrial cluster in the world


Oxagon's clean energy, supply chain, and logistics support the business of industry partners.

 Oxagon welcomes manufacturing pioneers in early 2022.

Seven vital sectors supported by renewable energy form the basis for industrial development.

An innovative octagonal design supports NEOM in developing the (blue economy).

NEOM, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, November 16, 2021: His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince and Chairman of the Board of Directors of NEOM, announced the establishment of NEOM Industrial City “Oxagon”, which constitutes another step within the NEOM master plan, and aims to provide a new model For future manufacturing centers according to NEOM's strategy of redefining the way humanity lives and works in the future.


  • In a statement on the occasion of the announcement of the establishment of the city, His Highness said: "The Oxagon Industrial City will be a catalyst for economic growth and diversification in NEOM in particular and the Kingdom in general, which meets our ambitions to achieve the objectives of Vision 2030." And His Highness added: "NEOM Industrial City will contribute to redefining "The world's orientation towards industrial development in the future, along with its contribution to protecting the environment, creating new job opportunities and achieving growth. Oxagon will also participate in supporting the Kingdom in the field of regional trade, in addition to supporting global trade flows in the region." His Highness concluded by saying: "I am pleased to see development and business have already begun on the land of the industrial city, and I look forward to seeing its rapid expansion."

  • For his part, the CEO of NEOM, Eng. Nazmi Al-Nasr said: “Through Oxygon, the world will witness a fundamental transformation in its vision of manufacturing centers. What encourages us more is the enthusiasm of a number of partners who have shown their eagerness to start their projects in Oxagon. These are the pioneers of change who will establish factories. Enhanced with the latest artificial intelligence technologies to achieve a quantum leap for this era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. In the footsteps of The Line, Oxagon will work to complete the project’s phases to be a comprehensive cognitive and knowledge city that provides an exceptional life for its residents.”


Oxagon occupies a large area in the southwest corner of NEOM, and the primary urban environment is centered around the integrated port and logistics center that will house the majority of the industrial city’s population. The city's unique octagonal design reduces any environmental impacts, as it will provide the best possible use of land, to support NEOM's approach to preserving 95% of the natural environment. The city also constitutes the largest floating structure in the world and is considered a center for NEOM's development of the "blue economy", by relying on the seas to achieve sustainable development, which reflects NEOM's focus on creative and innovative development.


Neom Industrial City “Oxagon” is based on the same philosophy and concepts of “The Line” communities that were launched in January 2021, as it will provide an exceptional possibility of living harmoniously with nature, through an ideal location on the Red Sea near the Suez Canal, through which approximately of 13% of world trade. The city will be one of the most technologically advanced logistics centers in the world, with a state-of-the-art integrated port and an airport connection.


Through the “Oxagon” industrial city, NEOM will feature the world’s first integrated supply chain and port ecosystem, where the operation of port delivery facilities, logistics and railways will be standardized, providing global production levels with zero carbon emissions. An integrated physical and digital supply chain and logistics will allow for safe and on-time delivery, ensuring efficiency and cost-effectiveness for industry partners.


The industrial city “Oxagon” relies on the most advanced technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), human-machine interaction, artificial intelligence, predictability, and robotics, all coupled with a network of fully automated and independent distribution centers serving NEOM’s ambitions to create an integrated and intelligent supply chain. And effective.


The industrial city of NEOM is a center of clean and advanced industries where net-zero emissions, through working with 100% clean energy, will become a focal point for industry leaders who want to lead change to create advanced and clean factories in the future.


At the same time, the city's industrial development is based on seven sectors, with continuous care for innovation and new technology that creates a vital base for these industries. These industries focus on sustainable energy, autonomous mobility, innovative water solutions, sustainable food production, health and wellbeing, technology, and digital manufacturing (including telecommunic


The industrial city also aims to create a truly circular economy with a collaborative environment based on research and innovation. The city will embrace the education, research, and innovation (ERI) ecosystem to compete with existing global centers. The industrial city is also being developed in a distinctive way, with designs for large manufacturing facilities, including the largest green hydrogen project in the world. world, which includes Air Products, ACWA Power, and NEOM in a three-way joint venture; As well as the world's largest and most advanced modular building plant with Gulf Modular International, as well as the largest hyperscale data center in the region, a joint venture between NEOM and FAS Energy.


With best-in-class regulatory standards and extensive support, the industrial city is set to grow rapidly, welcoming industrialists, investors, and business owners at the beginning of 2022.


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