company The Linde Group
has signed a long-term contract with Nynas for the on-site
supply of hydrogen at Nynas' specialty oil refinery
in Hamburg, Germany,
officials said on Friday.
Nynas describes itself as a global leader in naphthenic
specialty oils (NSP) and the bitumen business.
To support that effort, the Linde Engineering Division will
build a steam methane reformer plant at the Hamburg site with
total investments accounting to around 30 million.
"Nynas and Linde already look back on a long and successful
relationship, especially in Sweden," said Professor Dr. Aldo
Belloni, Linde executive board member. "We are supplying
Nynas with natural gas
from our LNG
terminal near Stockholm. We
are more than happy to expand our excellent cooperation to
is part of a major
restructuring of the Hamburg-Harburg refinery
, which over the next two
years will be converted into a specialized NSP production
site. By this, Nynas will increase its overall NSP production
capacity by 40%.
These specialty oils are used for many different
applications, such as tires, transformers, printing inks,
industrial rubber and lubricants.
The new hydrogen facility is scheduled to go on-stream in the
fourth quarter of 2015 and will be operated by Linde's gases
With a capacity of 400,000 m³ of hydrogen/day, it will
be able to also supply other hydrogen customers in the
Hamburg harbor area.