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Essar Oil UK

9 February 2022

Essar Oil UK is set to invest £45m to install a refinery furnace capable of running on 100 per cent hydrogen fuel source, thought to be the first of its kind in the UK.

The investment, follows the launch of Vertex Hydrogen last month; a new Essar-led joint venture, in which the company will invest £1bn over the next five years to drive down emissions, including the development of new hydrogen production plants at Stanlow, forming a central part of the HyNet North West decarbonisation cluster.

The furnace project, which is subject to planning approval, comprises the decommissioning of three existing furnaces (which include a chimney of approximately 140m in height) and their replacement with a single, highly efficient furnace, which includes a chimney of approximately 71m in height.

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