Air Liquide and Shell Chemicals have signed renewal contracts for the supply of oxygen, nitrogen, steam and electricity to Shell’s Scotford facility near Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada.
To support the contract renewal, Air Liquide will invest in its Scotford site to enhance its operational efficiency, enabling the Tier One company to provide long-term value, while continuing to supply the Shell Chemicals facility.
“Air Liquide is pleased to be reinforcing its relationship with Shell, a leading global company and long-standing strategic customer of the group,” said Michael J. Graff, Executive Vice-President and Executive Committee Member of the Air Liquide Group.
“The renewal of these major contracts demonstrates trust and confidence in Air Liquide to create value and deliver long-term performance to customers.”
The renewal of the contracts reflects the long-standing relationship between Air Liquide and Shell and illustrates Air Liquide’s commitment to the industry in Alberta.
With the additional investment, Air Liquide’s Scotford complex will be able to support future growth in the region, illustrating the group’s strategy to develop in key industrial basins and create efficiencies.
By Molly Burgess
France has launched an offshore green hydrogen production platform at the country’s Port of Saint-Nazaire this week, along with its first offshore wind farm. The hydrogen plant, which its operators say is the world’s first facility of its type, coincides with the launch of another “first of its kind” facility in Sweden dedicated to storing hydrogen in an underground lined rock cavern (LRC).
The project sets up the Hydrogen Valley in Rome, the first industrial-scale technological hub for the development of the national supply chain for the production, transport, storage and use of hydrogen for the decarbonization of industrial processes and for sustainable mobility.
At first glance, hydrogen seems to be the perfect solution to our energy needs. It doesn’t produce any carbon dioxide when used. It can store energy for long periods of time. It doesn’t leave behind hazardous waste materials, like nuclear does. And it doesn’t require large swathes of land to be flooded, like hydroelectricity. Seems too good to be true. So…what’s the catch?