Getech starts work at Scottish green hydrogen hub in Inverness
Geoenergy and green H2 company Getech has started groundworks to build a green hydrogen hub at the former SGN Commercial Services gas holder site in Inverness.
SGN, owner and operator of gas distribution networks in the UK, has undertaken demolition and clearance of the site. This is to take 12 weeks. Following completion of this work, Getech will start the development of its green hydrogen facilities, subject to necessary approvals.
Getech continues to progress the engineering design of the Inverness green hydrogen production, storage, and dispensing facilities. The company intends to expand this into a regional Highlands hydrogen network.
The facility will, over time, scale to a 20 megawatts capacity, producing eight tonnes of green hydrogen each day. It will supply rail demand from Inverness station and a significant portion of the area’s heavy goods vehicles and bus fleets.
Getech CEO Jonathan Copus said: “The hub is uniquely positioned to supply large-volume anchor transport customers.”
“We share a vision with SGN and the Highland Council to establish the Inverness hub as an anchor asset for a world-class green hydrogen network spanning the Scottish Highlands. This network will support job creation, deliver energy security and provide a sustainable path for the region’s net-zero transition.”
“With the UK government targeting at least 50 per cent of its ten gigawatts by 2030 hydrogen production to come from green H2, we look forward to replicating and scaling our operations, both in the UK and internationally.”
Marcus Hunt from SGN added: “SGN and Getech are aligned around the concept of making green hydrogen a reality in the Highlands and the UK. The opportunity to transform redundant industrial sites, like this one, into green hydrogen transport hubs is a great example of how hydrogen offers a path to revitalising the country’s infrastructure on the journey to a low-carbon economy. This project is an important foundation which could help accelerate the Highlands’ broader hydrogen economy and support the UK’s journey to net zero.”