03 October 2002 12:04 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (CNI)--Air Liquide said Thursday it is to build a hydrogen plant to supply Repsol YPF’s refinery in La Coruna, northern Spain.
The plant will have the capacity to produce 2.8 tonne/hour of hydrogen and 28 tonne/hour of steam and will supply the refinery with all its hydrogen and steam requirements.
Air Liquide said in a statement that the plant will also produce compressed hydrogen and liquefied carbon dioxide, which will enable the group “to improve [its] service to customers in the north of Spain and nearby Portugal”.
Construction is due to start mid-2003 with production scheduled to begin in the second half of 2004.
Nobody was immediately available at the French group to provide further details about the investment.
Hydrogen use in refineries is increasing sharply to remove sulphur from oil to help meet new international environmental standards.
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