Shell to develop solarpower plant at Moerdijk chemicals site


Shell is developing a solarpower plant at its Moerdijk chemicals site in the Netherlands. 

Construction work on the 20MW facility is scheduled to commence this year on a parcel of land at the chemicals site.

Shell Nederland president-director Marjan van Loon said: “Developing this solarpower plant in Moerdijk fits within Shell’s ambition to play an active role in the Dutch energy transition.

“We are eager to limit emissions through energy efficiency improvements of our processes and investments in new energy activities at the same time. Other examples of Shell’s work in the Netherlands energy transition include offshore wind in the North Sea, electric mobility at our retail sites and residual heat from Shell Pernis.”

"Developing this solarpower plant in Moerdijk fits within Shell’s ambition to play an active role in the Dutch energy transition."

The facility will be developed by Shell’s New Energies Business unit.

Upon becoming operational, the solarpower plant will supply electricity to Shell Moerdijk. Electricity generated will be equivalent to the power consumed by around 7,000 Dutch homes.

Shell New Energies Business solar vice-president Marc van Gerven said: “The market for solarpower has developed over the years.”

Shell’s global chemicals business sells over 17 million metric tonnes of petrochemicals a year to customers

The company’s integrated refining-chemicals plants are located in Asia-Pacific (Singapore), Europe (Netherlands), and North America (the US Gulf Coast and Canada).