Linde and PBF Energy have partnered with PBF subsidiary Delaware City Refining Company (DCRC) to establish a new hydrogen plant in Delaware City, DE. The companies broke ground for the development this week.
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.
Tom Nimbley, PBF Energy’s Chairman and CEO, sad: “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: “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