IGW involved in major biodiesels project
20 April, 2022
Now and then a project comes along that makes us really proud to be a part of. One of the most recent ones we’re excited about is Shell’s Red II Green project. In 2021, Shell announced that they would build a biofuels facility at the Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The facility will have the capacity to hold 820,000 tons of biofuel a year. This will make it possible to produce enough renewable diesel to prevent 2,8 million tons of CO² emissions a year. This is the equivalent of one million European cars off the roads! This impressive facility is expected to be operational in 2024.
How is IGW involved?
For the turbocompressor that allows CO² to be transported through the pipelines of the facility, Shell has turned to our customer Atlas Copco. Thanks to Atlas Copco’s five-stage turbocompressor, CO² will be compressed to a pressure of 42.5 bar.
The five-stage turbocompressor of Atlas Copco includes one bull gear and three pinions. For the manufacturing of these components, Atlas Copco relies on us. We expect to deliver the bull gear and the pinions by the end of April. Atlas Copco will the deliver the finished compressor by the end of 2022.
Close-up of our bull gear for Atlas copco
Engineer working on pinion for Atlas Copco
A greener future
The biodiesels facility will help the Netherlands and the rest of Europe to meet international emissions reduction targets. In addition, it will contribute to Shell’s personal goal to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050. We’re happy to be a part of a project that contributes to a greener future.