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Shell recruits new partner for hydrogen project

The Anglo-Dutch energy company Shell has contracted Worley, an Australian engineering company, to support its development of a new green hydrogen plant in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

The 200 MW hydrogen plant will be based on electrolysis, and once complete, it will be one of the biggest green hydrogen plants in the world. It is expected to go online in 2023 and start producing between 50,000 and 60,000 kilograms of green hydrogen every day.

The plant will first supply hydrogen to Shell’s nearby Pernis refinery to help decarbonise the refining of crude oil into fuels and base oils for lubricants like spindle oil, as well as the production of chemicals for use in the manufacture of everyday goods. It will also provide hydrogen for use in heavy transportation.

Worley’s Chief Executive Officer, Chris Ashton, expressed his company’s pleasure at:

“Working with Shell on this first-of-its kind project. We look forward to supporting Shell’s strategy to be a provider of net-zero emissions energy products and this project is an example of how Worley can help our customers achieve their goals and own purpose of delivering a more sustainable world.”

Worley will provide its services from its offices in The Hague, but will also draw on its experts in hydrogen production around the world and its Indian Global Integrated Delivery team. It will supply initial engineering support for the project, including integrating it with Shell’s other relevant assets, such as the Pernis refinery, offshore windfarms, pipelines, the electricity grid and so on.

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