Air Products Opens New EMEA Project Delivery Office in the Netherlands

The American hydrogen company is committed to accelerating the energy transition

Two women and one man in suits celebrate the opening of a new office in front of balloons and confetti.

L to R: Saskia Bruines, The Hague Deputy Mayor and alderman for Finance, Culture and the Economy, Joost Parmentier, General Manager – Project Delivery EMEA at Air Products, and Aleisha Woodward, the Deputy Chief of the U.S. Mission in the Netherlands celebrate the opening of the Air Products project delivery office.

Pennsylvania-based industrial gas provider Air Products has opened its new project delivery office for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) in The Hague, the Netherlands. The new delivery office puts the company in a strong position to achieve its ambitious growth plans and to be a crucial contributor to the global energy transition. 

An important milestone for Air Products, the new office is the company’s first project delivery office on the European mainland. The strategic choice of The Hague highlights the Netherlands as an important region for Air Products and a gateway to other European regions. The delivery office will be home to a strong talent pool working on state-of-the-art projects around Europe and beyond to decarbonize industry. 

“From this new office in The Hague, we will develop and execute various engineering and construction projects in the Netherlands and in the rest of Europe. As Air Products, we are a first mover and are involved in several projects such as building a new hydrogen plant in Rotterdam. These projects make the energy transition a reality. I am proud that we will now do the same with our teams from this new location in The Hague,” said Joost Parmentier, General Manager – Project Delivery EMEA at Air Products. 

Two men in security vests walk towards the Air Products installation in the Netherlands

Air Products installation in the Netherlands

Building tomorrow, together   

Several active projects in the Port of Rotterdam demonstrate Air Products’ commitment to accelerating the energy transition. These include an import terminal for renewable ammonia, a second liquid hydrogen plant, and a hydrogen fueling station for trucks. The company is at home in the collaborative Dutch ecosystem. 

“This office and its focus on energy transition projects exemplifies the importance of close cooperation between our two countries and other countries in the region to tackle climate change,” said Aleisha Woodward, Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in the Netherlands. 

“The Hague welcomes companies that are working on the Sustainable Development Goals. Air Products significantly contributes to the energy transition globally and forms a great addition to the Hague’s energy- and engineering cluster,” shared Saskia Bruines, Deputy Mayor and alderman for Finance, Culture and the Economy in The Hague.  

The Netherlands leads the way in global research and development in renewable energy and the chemical sector supporting the energy transition, helping create a better future for all. 

Technology flourishes in the innovative Dutch ecosystem 

At the forefront of renewable energy, the Dutch hold a strong commitment to sustainability and innovation. The Netherlands takes a proactive approach in accelerating the world’s energy transition as a low-carbon energy ecosystem. Known as the living lab for hydrogen worldwide, the Dutch are developing, innovating and validating this green energy.

Dutch expertise in the chemical industry makes the Netherlands an advantageous location for companies seeking to lead in novel developments and innovation within the sector. Home to more than 2,000 chemical companies, 19 out of the 25 major chemical companies in the world call the Netherlands home.  

About Air Products 

With operations in more than 50 countries, Air Products provides essential industrial gases, related equipment, and applications expertise to customers in dozens of industries, including refining, chemical, metals, electronics, manufacturing, and food and beverage.  

Source: Air Products and The Hague and Partners

30 March 2023

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