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Eni Entrusts Maire with EPC Contract for Construction of Hydrogen Plant in Livorno
Eni Entrusts Maire with EPC Contract for Construction of Hydrogen Plant in Livorno

Eni Entrusts Maire with EPC Contract for Construction of Hydrogen Plant in Livorno

  • 23-Feb-2024 11:33 AM
  • Journalist: Patricia Jose Perez

MAIRE, headquartered in Milan, Italy, has recently made a significant announcement regarding its subsidiary, KT – Kinetics Technology (Integrated E&C Solutions). The subsidiary has successfully secured an Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contract from Eni S.p.A., based in Rome, Italy. This contract entails the construction of a hydrogen production plant at Eni's Livorno refinery, marking a crucial step in the advancement of clean energy solutions.

The substantial contract, valued at €123 million, emphasizes the magnitude of the project, which is anticipated to reach completion by the year 2026. The Livorno refinery, the chosen site for this pioneering initiative, is poised to witness a transformative change with the introduction of a cutting-edge hydrogen production facility.

A notable feature of the project is its forward-thinking design, which allows for the incorporation of a residual carbon dioxide (CO2) capture unit at a later stage. This strategic planning demonstrates a proactive approach to addressing environmental concerns, underscoring the commitment to minimizing carbon emissions and embracing cleaner technologies.

As the Livorno refinery undergoes this transformation into a biorefinery, it is poised to become a beacon of environmentally conscious practices within the industry. The strategic utilization of various biogenic feedstocks not only diversifies the feedstock portfolio but also addresses the issue of waste management by repurposing materials that would otherwise contribute to environmental challenges.

The €123 million contract value signifies a substantial investment in advancing clean energy solutions and underscores the economic viability and importance attached to projects that contribute to the decarbonization of industries. The Livorno hydrogen production plant, with its dual focus on biofuel production and the potential for CO2 capture, aligns with global efforts to transition towards more sustainable energy sources and reduce dependence on traditional fossil fuels.

The Livorno project is not merely a construction endeavor; it symbolizes a paradigm shift in the approach towards refining and production. By integrating state-of-the-art technologies, the Livorno biorefinery aims to set new benchmarks for efficiency, sustainability, and environmental responsibility. The incorporation of a residual CO2 capture unit underscores a commitment to continuous improvement and adaptability to evolving environmental standards.

MAIRE's announcement of securing the EPC contract for the Livorno hydrogen production plant represents a significant stride towards a more sustainable and eco-friendly future. The collaborative efforts with Eni, the strategic design of the plant, and the inclusion of biogenic feedstocks and potential CO2 capture exemplify a holistic approach towards addressing environmental challenges. As the project unfolds over the coming years, it will not only contribute to the transformation of the Livorno refinery but also serve as a beacon of inspiration for the broader energy industry, encouraging the adoption of cleaner and more sustainable practices.

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