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KBR will support Shell in hydrogen liquefaction

U.S. engineering company KBR has been granted a contract to provide professional services to energy giant Shell for hydrogen liquefaction development.

KBR will support Shell in hydrogen liquefaction
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KBR will provide technical solutions as part of concept studies to advance technology for large-scale hydrogen liquefaction. This is an alternative method for long-distance renewable energy transport.

Liquid hydrogen (LH2) also provides a versatile energy solution for a wide variety of end uses. These include mobility, power generation, industrial and domestic heat, as well as molecular end-use markets.

Jay Ibrahim from KBR said they are glad to support Shell’s net-zero emissions ambition.

“This contract aligns with KBR’s strategic decision to provide differentiated and sustainable solutions to our customers. ...KBR will leverage its H2 and cryogenic domain expertise with its digital tools to support Shell in this critical early phase of the development.”

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In addition, KBR prides itself it has been an industry leader in energy transition for many years; offering technologies and professional services to clients to support decarbonization. KBR has been actively participating in the hydrogen value chain as both a tech provider, an advisor and by providing project delivery solutions.

The company has licensed over 260 syngas projects involving hydrogen production. It also completed a large number of projects involving gas compression and cryogenic handling and storage.