Wooden is working with gasoline distribution firm SGN to speed up plans for key hydrogen transmission infrastructure in Scotland and southern England.
Over the subsequent 12 months, Wooden is delivering three pre-FEED research to find out the route and design of latest devoted hydrogen pipelines and related transmission infrastructure. The corporate believes that the venture will help the UK’s dedication to Web-Zero by 2050.
The proposed idea additionally repurposes present pure gasoline infrastructure, which can hyperlink hydrogen producers with power customers in search of to make use of hydrogen to decrease their carbon emissions.
The H2 Caledonia venture combines two pre-FEED initiatives in Scotland’s Central Belt and Fife’s East Coast. These initiatives will discover the event of low-carbon hydrogen manufacturing throughout Scotland and can combine with the continued Aberdeen Imaginative and prescient examine, the place Wooden can also be finishing the pre- FEED.
In central southern England, the H2 Join venture will develop an optimum design to attach a hydrogen community within the space, Wooden famous. The venture will give attention to the event of hydrogen infrastructure and imports within the Southampton-Solent area, and future growth plans for hydrogen manufacturing and storage.
“These initiatives are key enablers for the UK and Scottish authorities’s carbon discount commitments. We’re delighted to be additional rising our relationship with SGN, working collectively on these hydrogen initiatives that are instrumental in decarbonizing present UK gasoline networks and providing sustainable, low- carbon gas throughout the nation,” Azad Hessamodini, Govt President of Consulting at Wooden, said.
“Wooden is taking part in a significant half within the UK’s growth of hydrogen infrastructure, using our international hydrogen pipeline experience as trusted technical advisors to ship impactful initiatives that allow Britain’s web zero objectives,” Hessamodini added.
“To satisfy the UK and Scottish Authorities’s respective web zero commitments, the system transformation of the gasoline networks to one hundred pc hydrogen provides prospects and policymakers a doubtlessly low-disruption and cost-effective decarbonization pathway for residence heating and business. The initiatives characterize continued preparation of our gasoline community to distribute greener alternate options to assist meet authorities net-zero targets,” SGN’s Hydrogen Options Lead Fergus Tickell added.
“H2 Caledonia and H2 Join are key drivers in demonstrating how the gasoline business can safely and virtually transport hydrogen by way of its community of pipes, plus the strategic planning required for system transformations whereas changing gasoline networks in an reasonably priced and sensible manner that ensures the continued safety of provide to customers and companies,” he concluded.
It’s value noting that SGN and the UK’s Nationwide Gasoline Transmission introduced plans for the H2 Caledonia and H2 Join venture in March 2023. They’ll work alongside Challenge Union, a pioneering NGT venture to create a UK hydrogen spine, transporting one hundred pc hydrogen, and connecting manufacturing and storage services with finish customers, SGN mentioned in an organization assertion on the time.
This hydrogen spine will comprise as much as 2,000km of present pipeline belongings that might be repurposed in phases, SGN mentioned. This represents 1 / 4 of the UK’s present transmission community, which means minimal new infrastructure might be wanted by the early 2030s, the corporate added.
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