Technip has been awarded a lump sum contract to supply its proprietary technology, detailed engineering and procurement services for a reformer for a hydrogen plant in Turkey.

The plant is located near the STAR Aegean Refinery to be built in Izmir, Aliaga.

The reformer at the heart of a hydrogen plant will produce 160,000 Nm3/h of hydrogen product and high quality export steam to be used by the refinery.

The reformer project will be executed by Technip’s office in Zoetermeer, the Netherlands, a Technip centre of excellence in hydrogen technology. The grassroots refinery is expected to come on-stream in 2018.

Technip was also recently awarded a similar contract, by US-based global agribusiness CHS Inc., to provide proprietary technology and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) for a grassroots hydrogen plant in Laurel, Montana.

The 40,000 Nm3/h hydrogen plant will be located at the CHS Refinery in Laurel, as part of the company’s ongoing upgrades to boost efficiency, increase diesel production, and process additional crudes.