PROCESS Worldwide brings to you the ‘Top 10 plant engineering projects of October 2021’ from all over the world. Right from the Rotating Olefins Cracker technology advancing the energy transition of olefin production to Ineos investing more than 2 billion dollars on green hydrogen projects in Europe, find out all the projects making headlines here.
Under a joint development agreement, Air Products’ proprietary cryogen delivery as well as liquid nitrogen spray freezing technology in combination with Sublime’s process design will be used to spray crystallize vaccine and drug solutions in a continuous sterile lyophilization freeze drying environment.
Air Products has plans to establish a 4.5-billion-dollar energy complex in Louisiana, USA which is expected to produce over 750 MMSCFD of blue hydrogen. The mega project is the company’s largest-ever investment in the U.S. and will also feature the world’s largest instance of CO2 capture for permanent sequestration.
With an aim to reduce production costs and promote hydrogen as a zero-carbon fuel, Air Products has entered into an agreement with Baker Hughes to develop next generation hydrogen compression. Under the terms of the contract, Baker Hughes will also supply Air Products with advanced hydrogen compression and gas turbine technology for its projects across the globe.
Air Products has plans to develop a new net-zero hydrogen energy complex in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The project is expected to capture over 95 % of the CO2 from the feedstock natural gas and store it safely under the earth.
Air Products has acquired the remaining 50% stake in its gasification technology joint venture from China Shenhua Coal to Liquid and Chemical Co. The move is expected to further strengthen the company’s gasification technology portfolio in China.
Air Products’s sixth air separation unit (ASU) has come onstream in Chandler, Arizona, USA. The new unit is capable of producing over two million standard cubic feet per hour of gaseous nitrogen and over 20,000 standard cubic feet per hour of high purity oxygen.
Air Products’ AP-X Natural Gas Liquefaction Process technology and equipment will be used for the first phase of Qatar Petroleum’s North Field East project in Qatar. The project will comprise of four new LNG process units and each of them will possess a production capacity of 7.8 million tonnes per year.
Under a Strategic Cooperation Agreement, Thyssenkrupp will supply its technology, specific engineering, equipment and technical services to the water electrolysis plants which will be developed to produce green hydrogen. The water electrolysis plants will be built, owned and operated by Air Products.
Air Products will be supplying carbon monoxide, hydrogen and steam produced from the new facility to Huntsman’s industrial operations in Geismar, Louisiana. The company’s steam methane reformer is also connected to the world’s largest hydrogen plant and pipeline network system.