Air Products to supply Shell’s Rotterdam refinery with hydrogen


Air Products has today announced that it has signed a long-term agreement to supply hydrogen to Shell, for one of the new units at its refinery complex near Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Air Products will supply Shell with the hydrogen via pipeline and add an over six-mile extension to its existing over 80 mile pipeline system. The supply is due to be on-stream in 2011.

The Shell facility pipeline extension will be connected to Air Products’ recently announced new world-scale hydrogen production plant in Rotterdam, planned to be on-stream in mid-2011. The new hydrogen plant will feature technology advancements to maximise facility energy efficiency and emissions reductions.

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