INOVYN, a subsidiary of INEOS, will build a new hydrogen supply hub at its chemical manufacturing site in Rafnes, Norway. INEOS is the world’s third largest chemicals company, employing around 22,000 people across 183 sites in 26 countries The development will contribute toward the decarbonization of INEOS’ operations and the wider transport sector.
Rafnes is a multi-business site, housing INOVYN chlorine and vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) plants, as well as an INEOS olefins and polymers cracker. The site supplies INEOS plants at Rønningen with ethylene and INOVYN’s polyvinyl chloride plant in Porsgrunn with VCM.
INOVYN plans to build a 20 MW electrolyzer to produce hydrogen through the electrolysis of water. When completed, this project will lead to a reduction of an estimated 22,000 tonnes of CO2 per year and serve as a hub to provide hydrogen to the Norwegian transport sector.
“The European Union and national governments have clear targets toward the widespread utilization of hydrogen across Europe by 2030,” said Geir Tuft, CEO at INOVYN. “With INOVYN’s experience in electrolysis technology and our growing portfolio of hydrogen projects, using clean hydrogen to accelerate decarbonization of energy will drive progress toward a carbon-free future.”