Construction resumes at Pilipinas Shell’s hydrogen project in the Philippines


Construction on the first integrated hydrogen manufacturing facility in the Philippines has resumed, Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp said yesterday.

Restrictions placed on movements in the Philippines in a bid to slow the spread of Covid-19 meant the project at the local unit of Shell’s Tabangao refinery had to be put on pause.

The new hydrogen facility, which will be the first-of-its-kind in the Phillipines and is expected to improve the competitiveness of the refinery, was expected to be operational by the end of 2020.

A Pilipinas Shell spokesperson told Reuters that the company, working in partnership with Air Liquide Philippines, intend to complete the project prompty.

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