Technip was awarded a significant(1) contract by CHS Inc.(2) to provide proprietary technology and EPC(3) for a 40 thousand normal cubic meters per hour grassroots hydrogen plant at the CHS Refinery in Laurel, Montana, USA.
The plant is part of the company’s ongoing upgrades to boost efficiency, increase diesel production and process additional crudes at its refinery.
The design will utilize Technip's high efficiency top-fired steam reforming technology to produce high purity hydrogen and export steam as well as the latest nitrogen oxide reduction technology to ensure minimum emissions.
Technip’s operating center in Claremont, California, USA, will execute the project, which is scheduled for completion in 2017.
Stan Knez, President, Technip Stone & Webster Process Technology, commented: "With this key hydrogen project, we are pleased to continue our long-term relationship with CHS. The award reinforces Technip’s strategic focus on early involvement in projects with our steam reforming technology as a key differentiator.”