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Sinopec Xinjiang Kuqa green hydrogen pilot project, China

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5th May 2023

By: Sheila Barradas

Creamer Media Research Coordinator & Senior Deputy Editor

     

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Name of the Project
Sinopec Xinjiang Kuqa green hydrogen pilot project.

Location
Kuqa, in Xinjiang, China.

Project Owner/s
China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec).

Project Description
The project entails the construction of a hydrogen production plant, which will use large-scale photovoltaic (PV) power generation.

The operation will produce 20 000 t/y of green hydrogen, making it the world’s biggest PV green hydrogen production project to date.

The PV power station will have an installed capacity of 300 MW and power generation of 618-million kilowatt-hours a year, an electrolysed water hydrogen plant with a capacity of 20 000 t/y, a spherical hydrogen storage tank with hydrogen storage capacity of 210 000 standard cubic metres, and hydrogen transmission pipelines with a capacity of 28 000 standard cubic metres an hour.

The project will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 485 000 t/y.

Potential Job Creation
Not stated.

Capital Expenditure
$470.77-million.

Planned Start/End Date
The project is expected to be completed and put into operation in June 2023.

Latest Developments
None stated.

Key Contracts, Suppliers and Consultants
None stated.

Contact Details for Project Information
Sinopec, tel +86 10 5996 0114.

Edited by Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor

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