Renewable energy – hydrogen
Australian engineering company Worley has been awarded a contract by Shell to support the development of a new 200 MW electrolysis-based hydrogen plant in Rotterdam.
The plant will be powered by renewable energy from an offshore wind farm that is currently in development. Once complete, the plant will be one of the largest commercial green hydrogen production facilities in the world, Worley said.
Operations are scheduled to start by 2023 and are estimated to produce 50,000 – 60,000 kg/day of green hydrogen which will initially be used to decarbonise Shell’s nearby refinery in Pernis and support the industrial use of hydrogen in the heavy transportation industry.
Under the contract, Worley will provide early engineering services for the green hydrogen plant including integration with other assets such as offshore wind, pipelines, electrical grids and Shell’s Pernis refinery. The services will be executed from Worley’s offices in The Hague, with support from its global hydrogen subject-matter experts and global integrated delivery team in India.