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Linde to partner with DCRC on hydrogen production facilities

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Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Linde and PBF Energy have jointly announced that the companies and their guests have broken ground for a new hydrogen plant that is being built in Delaware City, Delaware, US, in partnership with PBF subsidiary Delaware City Refining Co. (DCRC).

Delaware Governor John Carney; US Senators Tom Carper (D-DE) and Chris Coons (D-DE); Delaware City Mayor Stanley E. Green; and other dignitaries joined executives from Linde, PBF Energy, and DCRC in the groundbreaking ceremony. Also in attendance were Kevin Herbein, President of United Steelworkers Local 4-898, and James Maravelias, President of the Delaware State AFL-CIO and Delaware Building Trades Council.

Investments by Linde and DCRC in this project, which include a 25 million ft3/d hydrogen plant and supporting infrastructure, are expected to exceed US$100 million. As part of this initiative, Linde will design, build, own and operate the hydrogen plant, which is targeted for start-up during 2Q20. The hydrogen plant project will generate about 80 to 100 construction jobs at peak workload, seven permanent positions, and 25 to 30 local contractor employees during major turnarounds.

Tom Nimbley, PBF Energy's Chairman and CEO, said: "The refinery already features complex crude processing flexibility, and the new hydrogen plant will expand our ability to convert our heavy feedstock slate into cleaner, higher-value products, including marine fuels that meet new global, ultra-low sulfur standards established by the International Maritime Organization that go into effect in 2020."

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