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  • 2019 May 28 17:24

    ExxonMobil presented the start-up of a large new installation at its refinery at the Port of Rotterdam

    ExxonMobil and government leaders gathered today in the Port of Rotterdam to celebrate the start-up of a large new installation at its refinery, the company said in its release. The construction represents an investment of more than a billion euros. This innovative advanced hydrocracker plant uses a first in the world combination of proprietary process and catalyst technology to efficiently produce both high-quality base stocks and ultra-low sulfur diesel.

    It is through the constant commitment to technology and innovation that ExxonMobil contributes to finding solutions to the dual challenge: the rising demand for affordable energy on the one hand and the risks of climate change on the other. The company invests $1 billion annually in research and development, including low-emission technologies such as CO2 capture and storage, or carbon capture and storage (CCS), and advanced biofuels such as from algae. "We therefore welcome the CCS initiative from the Port of Rotterdam and Port of Antwerp to develop infrastructure that can facilitate the capture and storage of CO2 and look forward to exploring opportunities for cooperation,” said Michielsen.

    About ExxonMobil in the Netherlands

    ExxonMobil’s presence in the Netherlands dates back to 1891. ExxonMobil is also the oldest U.S. industrial company in the Netherlands. The refinery in Rotterdam has a production capacity of approximately 190,000 barrels per day and supplies the market with low-sulfur petroleum products, high quality lubricants and feedstock for the chemical industry. In addition to the refinery, the company also has a lubes plant and four petrochemical plants in the Rotterdam area. The fuels and lubricants are sold under the Esso and Mobil brands.
    In the Netherlands, 1,400 people work for ExxonMobil. Over the last 15 years, ExxonMobil has invested over 6 billion euros in the Netherlands. On average, ExxonMobil spends 1.2 billion Euro per year with over 3.000 Dutch suppliers and service providers in the Netherlands. Since 2000, ExxonMobil committed over 2 million Euro in community investment programs, mainly in the Rotterdam area.




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