Industrial engineering solutions provider Worley has been selected by Shell to provide design and procurement services for the establishment of a low-carbon fuel production operation at its Netherlands facility.
Previously known as the Pernis Refinery, the new processing plant at the Rotterdam energy and chemicals park will be one of the largest renewable fuel production sites in Europe when it is completed in 2024. With feedstocks derived from used cooking oil, sustainable vegetable oils, animal fats, and other industrial and agricultural wastes, the facility is expected to produce 820,000 tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel and renewable diesel a year that will then be used for blending with conventional fuels.
Shell made the decision to move ahead with the project just weeks ago. “The new hydroprocessed esters and fatty acids (HEFA) plant we are building is a major investment, vital to Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Rotterdam’s path to net-zero” carbon emissions, said Jos van Winsen, the facility’s general manager.