Linde, Delaware City refinery owner team up for $100 million hydrogen plant project

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Linde and PBF Energy broke ground yesterday for a new $100 million-plus hydrogen plant that is being built in Delaware City in partnership with PBF subsidiary Delaware City Refining Company.

Investments by Linde and Delaware City Refining include a 25 million standard cubic feet per day hydrogen plant and supporting infrastructure. Linde is a German chemical and industrial gas company.

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 its peak 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 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 sulfur standards established by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) that go into effect in 2020.”

PBF had earlier announced plans for a hydrogen plant. Click here for story.

Raghu Menon, Vice President of Onsite Investment Projects for Linde Americas, said the 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.”

Linde Group has $21 billion in annual revenue and 58,000 employees worldwide.
For more information, see The Linde Group online at www.linde.com.

PBF Energy Inc. is one of the largest independent refiners in North America and has five refineries.

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