KazMunayGas and Air Liquide, France, agreed on supply of hydrogen and nitrogen for Atyrau Refinery
JSC NC “KazMunayGas” (KMG) and Air Liquide, France, have agreed on supply of process gases to Atyrau Refinery. The project will be implemented via a joint venture Air Liquide Munay Tech Gases LLP (ALMTG).
It is planned to produce up to 200 mln cubic meters of hydrogen and 50 mln cubic meters of nitrogen annually under a long-term contract.
The agreements also include transfer of digital technologies, energy saving practices, enhancing the operational reliability of equipment and efficiency of production. For these purposes, the hydrogen and nitrogen production plants will be connected to the Air Liquide Smart Innovative Centre in Brussels (Belgium). Total investments from Air Liquide amounted to 86 mln euro, of which 65 mln euro were invested in the project at Atyrau Refinery.
Let us recall that Air Liquide is the global leader in production of gases for the industry, healthcare and environmental protection. Technological innovations by Air Liquide are used to reduce energy consumption of industrial companies and decrease pollutant emissions, for rational use of natural resources and developing the future energy, such as hydrogen, biofuel and sunlight.
Air Liquide Munay Tech Gases LLP is a joint venture of KMG (25%) and Air Liquide (75%), which has been implementing the project of managing the plants supplying hydrogen and steam to Pavlodar Oil Chemistry Refinery since 2018.