Technip Energies lands bp hydrogen deal at Kwinana
In a significant development, Technip Energies has secured a pivotal contract from bp Australia. This contract pertains to the establishment of a hydrogen production unit at bp’s renowned Kwinana biorefinery situated in Western Australia. This initiative aligns with the overarching project aimed at producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and biodiesel derived from bio feedstocks.
The scope of the contract encompasses Engineering, Procurement, and Fabrication (EPF) for a modularised hydrogen production unit. This unit boasts a capacity of 33,000 normal m^3/hour and will employ Technip Energies’ proprietary SMR ( Steam Methane Reforming) technology. The primary purpose of the hydrogen produced is to facilitate the conversion of bio feedstocks into notable biofuels, including SAF and biodiesel. Impressively, this unit possesses the capability to produce hydrogen either from natural gas or biogas, which is a byproduct of the Kwinana biorefinery.
Plans are underway to seamlessly integrate this unit with the site’s pre-existing import terminal operations. Additionally, there are ongoing assessments related to green hydrogen production. It’s worth noting that the Kwinana Renewable Fuels project is merely one among the five biofuel production ventures that bp has globally envisioned.
Loic Chapuis, who holds the position of SVP Gas & Low-carbon Energies at Technip Energies, expressed his enthusiasm regarding this collaboration. “Our global leadership in hydrogen production units is further solidified with this venture. We aim to support bp’s endeavors in expanding its biofuels and sustainable aviation fuel sectors. Our expertise in modularisation and proprietary hydrogen technology will be pivotal in ensuring the industrial success of this project.”
For context, a “significant” award for Technip Energies translates to a contract award that represents revenue ranging between EUR50 million (USD54 million) and EUR250 million (USD270 million).