AECOM appointed to deliver green hydrogen production facility

By Andy Brown09 June 2023

hydrogen production A hydrogen pipeline with wind turbines and in the background. Pic: Adobe Stock

Global infrastructure consulting firm AECOM has announced that it has been appointed to oversee the delivery of the expansion of The Chemours Company’s green hydrogen production facility in the Villers-Saint Paul (VSP) region of France.

The expansion will allow Chemours to increase capacity and advance technology of its Nafion Ion Exchange materials platform, a key component for electrolysers to produce green hydrogen. This will enable Chemours to support the growing market demand for clean hydrogen generation, while supporting its broader global decarbonization efforts.

“We’re very pleased to have been appointed to manage the delivery of the expansion of Chemours’s capacities in France,” said Colin Wood, chief executive of AECOM’s Europe and India region.

“Enabling facilities to produce green hydrogen are central to decarbonization efforts and to enabling the clean energy transition. Our track record of delivering large scale project management services internationally, as well as our extensive sector expertise, will help ensure the successful delivery of Chemours VSP.”

The company has previously undertaken similar project management services for Chemours in the US and is also engaged in supporting Chemours at the Villers-Saint-Paul site with permitting support through AECOM’s Environment team.

AECOM has experience in the development of green hydrogen – earlier this year, it announced a strategic agreement with Spanish infrastructure group URBAS to develop green hydrogen, green ammonia, and biofuels projects. The company is also part of a framework working on ATOME Energy’s green hydrogen and ammonia facility in Villeta, Paraguay, which is being supported by Paraguay’s National Electricity Commission.

AECOM says that it has been working in France for over three decades supporting clients in France by providing environmental, engineering, and project management services for a wide range of industry sectors and project types.

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