• Sectors: Natural Resources, Chemical and Life Science, Oil and Gas

Shell Technology Centre Amsterdam

Amsterdam, The Netherlands - By designing the Shell Technology Centre, Arcadis assisted in enabling Shell to be flexible and adaptable.

7 ha

space instead of 27 ha

70%

less OPEX costs

Research at Shell Technology Centre

Since 1914, Royal Dutch Shell has been at the forefront of developments in fuel technology. Much of this research has been conducted at the Shell Technology Centre in Amsterdam, which has pioneered important chemical processes and products, including gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology and the Shell Coal Gasification Process that turns coal into synthesis gas, a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide that burns as cleanly as natural gas.

Sustainable and lower CO2

In September 2009, the new Shell Technology Centre Amsterdam was opened, aimed at providing a modern and energy-efficient working environment for over 1,300 researchers and staff. Although it is one of the city’s largest buildings, all its electricity is generated by a North Sea wind farm and includes other notable features such as an underground thermal storage system that controls indoor temperature. Compared to conventional installations, it is estimated that the new building produces 60% lower CO2 emissions.

Desgin

The design, led by Arcadis, also offers flexibility to adapt to new technologies, such as a new ‘plug and play’ system that enables climate, electricity, air and gas to be controlled in individual rooms whenever required.


Outcomes

7 ha

space instead of 27 ha

70%

less OPEX costs

70%

less carbon food print

Questions about this project

Loet van Bracht

Building Design & Engineering +31 (0)6 2706 0020 Ask me a question
Share on Wechat
"Scan QR Code" on WeChat and click ··· to share.