Air Products to supply hydrogen for North West refinery near Edmonton
The hydrogen supply to North West will come both from the new world-scale plant that Air Products will build in Scotford, Canada, and from Air Products' existing Heartland hydrogen pipeline. The hydrogen supply to North West is expected to begin in 2016, soon after commercialization of the Scotford plant.
Air Products has signed a long-term agreement to
supply Canada's North West Redwater Partnership with
approximately 25 million standard cubic feet/day (MMSCFD) of
hydrogen for North West's Sturgeon refinery near Edmonton, Alberta, the
companies said on Friday.
The hydrogen supply to North West will come both from the new
world-scale hydrogen production plant that Air Products will
build in Scotford, Canada, and from Air Products' existing
Heartland hydrogen pipeline.
The hydrogen supply to North West is expected to begin in 2016,
soon after commercialization of the new Scotford plant.
Air Products plans to build, own and operate a new hydrogen
production plant adjacent to the Shell Scotford refinery and upgrader complex in
Scotford, Alberta. The new facility will produce over 150
MMSCFD of hydrogen and will be connected to Air Products
Canada's Heartland system, which is also fed by two existing
hydrogen production plants in Edmonton.
The two Edmonton plants produce a combined 180 MMSCFD of
hydrogen and supply refiners, upgraders, chemical processors
and other industries in the Alberta Industrial Heartland
"We believe customers around the world recognize the supply reliability benefits of being
connected to large hydrogen pipeline network systems, and that
North West recognized the benefits of being supplied by our
established system in the Heartland region," said Wilbur
Mok, vice president of the North America tonnage gases business
at Air Products.
"Air Products plans to continue its support of the refinery and upgrading industry in
this region, and we believe our new production facility and
pipeline system shows that proactive commitment to assist in
the production of cleaner burning transportation fuels," he