Hydrogen is the most widely used industrial gas in the refining, chemical and petrochemical industries. Technip offers its well-known and proven technology for the industry’s hydrogen needs and has been consistently recognized as the market leader in the hydrogen field over the past decade. The Group has provided more than 260 hydrogen production plants worldwide, representing a market share of over 35%. Having built hydrogen-synthesis gas plants on every continent, we understand the need for flexibility not only in plant operation, but also in the scope of work and form of contract, ranging from reimbursable to lump sum turnkey projects.
Hydrogen Competence Centers
Within the Technip Group two Hydrogen Technology centers are active in the licensing of hydrogen technology and the design and implementation of hydrogen generation units.
Technip's center in Claremont, California, USA, is active in the Americas, part of the Middle East and countries in the Far East and South East Asia, notably Japan, Korea, Philipines and Singapore.
Technip's center in Zoetermeer, The Netherlands, is active in Europe, Africa, Middle-East , Far-East and S-E Asia/Pacific.
Technip's center in New Delhi, India supports the design and engineering of Hydrogen plants for projects executed by Technip's centers in Zoetermeer and Claremont.
Technip’s Hydrogen Product Line organization is responsible for the Hydrogen technology development and maintenance.
Global alliance with Air Products
Since 1992, Technip and Air Products have participated in an alliance to supply “over-the-fence” hydrogen to the global refining industry. Technip provides the design and construction expertise for steam reformers while Air Products provides the gas separation technology. Technip, from its large project reference base, and Air Products, through its extensive operating network, also bring effective operational and engineering knowledge to “design-in” high reliability and efficiency. The alliance is responsible for more than 35 hydrogen plants supplying more than 2,600 MMSCFD (2,900,000 Nm3/h) hydrogen.
Technip, in cooperation with Johnson Matthey and OUP, organized its first Technical seminar on hydrogen plant operations in 1993 in the USA. The objective was to provide fundamental and in-depth knowledge of all aspects of hydrogen plant design and operations for our clients and end-users. Given the resounding success of this initiative, this seminar became an annual event. Since then, the growth of the hydrogen market led to the establishment of similar annual seminars in Europe (since 2000) and the Asia-Pacific (since 2010).
These three regional seminars offer a unique annual forum for the expertise and experience of the 3 companies while providing industry participants with an opportunity to interact and share experience. Seminar programs are designed to give comprehensive insight into all facets of hydrogen plants and are adapted each year based on the emerging needs of the hydrogen market and participant feedback.