WRA Interview Series

Claus-Peter Hälsig, VP Process & Technology at Fluor

Part of the WRA Interview Series, with Sandil Sanmugam, Portfolio Director, Europe, World Refining Association

Published on 8th June 2020

The WRA sat down with Claus-Peter Hälsig, VP Process & Technology at Fluor. Sharing his 35+ years of industry experience we discussed COVID-19, the carbon neutral stance of refiners and the future technologies which will shape the industry in the coming decades.

  • How are your clients being affected by COVID-19?
  • How will our behavioural habits change?
  • Are refineries ready for the energy transition in the long-run?
  • Is Net-zero still realistic?
  • Thoughts on the European Green Deal
  • Which technologies will be successful and provide the biggest ROI?
  • Hydrogen, CCUS and chemical recycling? Which will provide the biggest answer?
  • IMO regulations – how are your clients adapting?

Claus-Peter Hälsig holds the position of Vice President Process & Technology for Fluor in Europe, Russia/CIS, Middle East and Africa and is located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He has over 35 years of experience in all aspects of hydrocarbon processing in the refining and petrochemical industries, covering catalysis, new process developments, clean fuels and heavy fuel oil upgrading up to bio-fuels, energy efficiency and sustainability / renewable aspects as well as alternative energy resources. His most recent area of interest is the impact of Industry 4.0 / Digitalization on enhancing operation and reducing life cycle costs.

Before he joined Fluor in 1993 he worked for nearly 15 years with BP in the UK and Germany, where he started his career in the R&D organization, providing technical service to the refineries and refining-petrochemical complexes worldwide.

Mr Hälsig holds a Dr.-Ing. degree of the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany, he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in the UK and has been awarded the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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