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Abraxas Power Selects McDermott to Construct Green Hydrogen and Ammonia Facility
Abraxas Power Selects McDermott to Construct Green Hydrogen and Ammonia Facility

Abraxas Power Selects McDermott to Construct Green Hydrogen and Ammonia Facility

  • 18-Jun-2024 12:25 PM
  • Journalist: S. Jayavikraman

McDermott has been awarded an Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) agreement by Abraxas Power Corporation for the Exploits Valley Renewable Energy Corporation (EVREC) project located in Central Newfoundland.

The project marks Canada's inaugural commercial green hydrogen and ammonia production facility. It will feature the development of a wind farm with up to 530 turbines, capable of generating 3.5 gigawatts (GW) of electricity, and a 150-megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) installation. The facility will have the capacity to produce 165,000 tons per annum (kta) of hydrogen and 5,000 metric tons of ammonia per day.

"This agreement showcases McDermott's top-tier delivery and installation expertise, as well as the extensive range of our capabilities in the energy transition," said Rob Shaul, Senior Vice President of Low Carbon Solutions at McDermott. " Drawing on a century of experience spanning from initial concept to final completion and leveraging our integrated delivery model, we are equipped to offer Abraxas a scalable modular implementation solution aimed at achieving cost efficiencies, mitigating risks, and ensuring rigorous quality assurance."

As part of the agreement, McDermott will deliver front-end engineering design (FEED), engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) execution planning services, as well as an open book EPC cost estimate for the hydrogen production, ammonia processing, and product storage components of the project.

McDermott is a leading, fully-integrated provider of engineering & construction solutions for the energy industry. Customers rely on its technology-driven approach to responsibly harness and transform global energy resources into essential products. From initial design to project completion, McDermott's pioneering skills and capabilities propel the evolution of cutting-edge global energy infrastructure, ushering in a brighter, more sustainable future. With operations spanning across 54 countries, McDermott utilizes locally-driven and globally-integrated resources, including a workforce exceeding 30,000 employees, a varied fleet of specialized marine construction vessels, and fabrication facilities spread worldwide.

Abraxas Power specializes in energy transition, focusing on reducing carbon emissions in challenging sectors and creating value by tackling current and future energy transition challenges. With a broad mandate, Abraxas Power identifies opportunities across various technologies and regions to revolutionize the global energy industry. Abraxas possesses extensive experience in spearheading, funding, and tackling the challenges associated with the energy transition. With a proven track record, the company successfully delivers complex, large-scale development projects across multiple disciplines, including renewable power and storage, hydrogen and ammonia production, industrial and precious metals, and large-scale project construction and operations. Over the past year, Abraxas has secured more than US$9 billion in capital projects through competitive government awards to advance the energy transition. This includes their flagship Exploits Valley Renewable Energy Corporation (EVREC) project.

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