Worley, an Australian energy services company, has been selected by Shell to assist with the development of a new 200MW electrolysis-based hydrogen plant in the Netherlands.

The new plant in Rotterdam will be fueled entirely by renewable energy generated by an offshore wind farm currently under construction. Once completed, the green hydrogen plant will be one of the world’s largest commercial producers of green hydrogen.

The plant is anticipated to begin operations in 2023 and is expected to produce between 50,000 and 60,000 kg of green hydrogen per day. The green hydrogen produced will initially be utilized to decarbonize Shell’s neighboring Pernis refinery and to advance the industrial usage of hydrogen in heavy vehicles.

Worley will provide early engineering services for the green hydrogen plant, which will include integration with existing assets such as offshore wind, pipelines, electrical grids, and Shell’s Pernis refinery. The services will be provided from Worley’s offices in The Hague, with assistance from Worley’s global hydrogen subject matter experts and India-based Global Integrated Delivery team.

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