Centrica taps Wood to explore low-carbon hydrogen production hub in East Yorkshire

UK’s Centrica Storage has teamed up with consulting and engineering firm Wood to evaluate the feasibility of transforming its Easington gas processing terminal into a low-carbon hydrogen production hub.

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Based in East Yorkshire, the hub will be integrated with Centrica’s Rough field redevelopment and the Easington Terminal’s hydrogen fuel switching project. Wood is executing parallel studies for both projects.

The companies noted that the development of the Easington low-carbon hub over the next ten years supports Centrica’s goal to achieve net zero by 2045 with hydrogen as a crucial element in achieving this target, contributing to the UK’s net zero ambitions.

For its part, Wood will leverage its experience in the hydrogen sector to evaluate development scenarios including both green and blue hydrogen production facilities and their associated offsites and utilities.

Dan Carter, President of Decarbonisation at Wood, said: “This study is closely aligned with Wood’s strategy to focus on enabling our clients to decarbonise their operations and reach net zero through sustainable design. The creation of the Easington hub would provide secure low-carbon energy to the region, supporting the UK’s energy transition.

“We are delighted to continue working with Centrica Storage on the design of this facility, utilising our trusted technical experts, combined with decades of hydrogen experience.”

Last year, Centrica partnered with Norway’s Equinor on this project to deliver hydrogen to the Humber region.

Martin Scargill, Centrica Storage Managing Director, added: “We are excited to continue our collaboration with Wood as we explore opportunities to fulfil our pledge of facilitating the UK’s transition to net zero, with our goal to establish 1GW+ of green and blue low carbon hydrogen at Easington in East Yorkshire.

“We entered into a cooperative agreement with Equinor in 2022 to develop low-carbon hydrogen at Easington and as we progress through the design phase, we are building upon our strong and strategic partnership with Wood, whose extensive experience in the hydrogen sector is critical in developing and driving this project forward.”


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