Linde to partner with Delaware City Refining Company to establish new hydrogen production facilities
Linde and PBF Energy are pleased to jointly announce that the companies and their guests broke ground this week for a new hydrogen plant that is being built in Delaware City, DE, in partnership with PBF subsidiary Delaware City Refining Company (DCRC).
Investments by Linde and DCRC in this project, which include a 25 million standard cubic feet per day (MMSCFD) hydrogen plant and supporting infrastructure, are expected to exceed $100m. As part of this initiative, Linde will design, build, own and operate the hydrogen plant, which is targeted for start-up during the second quarter of 2020. The hydrogen plant project will generate about 80 to 100 construction jobs at peak workload, seven permanent positions, and 25 to 30 local contractor employees during major turnarounds.
“Our partnership with Linde has allowed us to progress this attractive project, which will make our Delaware City Refinery even more competitive,” added Tom Nimbley, PBF Energy’s Chairman and CEO. “The refinery already features complex crude processing flexibility, and the new hydrogen plant will expand our ability to convert our heavy feedstock slate into cleaner, higher-value products, including marine fuels that meet new global, ultra-low sulphur standards established by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) that go into effect in 2020.”
Dr. Raghu Menon, Vice President of Onsite Investment Projects for Linde Americas, remarked: “Linde is committed to development and delivery of exceptional value for our customers. Linde customised our solution to meet PBF’s and DCRC’s criteria, including critical parameters such as plant efficiency, project schedule and environmental performance. Our plant will include a Steam Methane Reformer with a proprietary Linde design and a Selective-Catalytic Reduction process unit that will reduce plant emissions and deliver excellent environmental performance.”
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29th November 2018