As the world moves toward net-zero energy solutions, hydrogen can supply the energy our communities and economies need to thrive and prosper. Fluor's expertise helps clients determine the right technologies and execution solutions for the production, storage and transportation of all types of hydrogen.
A leader in the field of conventional hydrogen plant design, Fluor has designed and constructed plants since the 1960s. Fluor was recently responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of three hydrogen plants totaling 1,195 million standard cubic feet per day in eight trains. These units employ state-of-the-art technology with pre-reforming, parallel steam reforming and exchanger reforming.
Fluor supplements this conventional, fossil fuel-based hydrogen production experience with its proprietary carbon capture technologies Econamine FG Plus℠ (post-combustion) and Fluor Solvent℠ Process (pre-combustion) to deliver blue hydrogen solutions to clients.
Green Hydrogen - Electrolysis
Hydrogen production from electrolysis is quickly growing in popularity due to its advantages over traditional methods. Carbon-free energy, such as wind and solar, powers the electrolysis. Fluor has designed and integrated electrolysis facilities around the world. Fluor's experts advise clients on the technologies best suited to meet their goals based on operating and capital expenditure characteristics.
Green Hydrogen - Gasification
Green hydrogen can be produced through gasification to meet the need for cleaner energy. The gasification process converts low-value carbonaceous material, such as biomass and municipal waste, to a hydrogen-containing syngas. On the forefront of gasification for nearly 50 years, Fluor's experience covers early design and selecting technologies through to full EPC services.
Hydrogen Transportation and Storage
Hydrogen transportation has several special considerations, including specialty compressors and stations as well as corrosion. Fluor addresses these considerations by combining extensive expertise at hydrogen compression with metallurgy and significant experience in midstream compressor station and pipeline projects. Several types of green hydrogen carrier molecules, including green ammonia, may prove to increase the practicality of hydrogen storage and large-scale transportation.
Fluor's combination of experience in hydrogen production systems, carbon capture, system integration and supporting system design delivers hydrogen projects with cost and schedule certainty.