Houston-headquartered KBR announced on 5 December that it has been awarded a contract to provide engineering services for an innovative offshore energy storage project for Crosswind, a joint venture (JV) between Shell and Dutch utility company, Eneco.
KBR will perform front-end engineering design of the baseload power hub BLPH) for the Hollandse Kust (north) wind farm located offshore the Netherlands.
KBR and Shell will design and develop facilities that integrate lithium-ion battery storage and green hydrogen electrolysis production at megawatt scale. The design will enable hydrogen production and electricity storage in periods of high-power production and will convert hydrogen to electricity via a fuel cell during periods of lower power production
“KBR is extremely pleased to be involved in this sustainable energy project,” said Jay Ibrahim, president of KBR Sustainable Technology Solutions. “To solve the current global ‘energy trilemma,’ the world needs an energy mix that relies more on wind, solar and nuclear power. With our deep expertise in engineering and energy solutions, KBR is positioned to help our valued customers — partners like the CrossWind JV —drive the energy transition.”