Worley secures FEED work on 3GW hydrogen project in Scotland
UK-based energy company Statera has awarded American-Australian engineering company Worley a front-end engineering design (FEED) contract for the first phase of its 3 GW Kintore Hydrogen project in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
Statera’s Kintore Hydrogen aims to harness surplus electricity generated by Scotland’s offshore wind resources to produce renewable hydrogen.
The project was a successful applicant in the UK government’s Net Zero Hydrogen Fund (NZHF) Strand 1 competition in March 2023, receiving funding for the FEED, planning, and consenting work for the initial 500 MW phase.
The proposed FEED study has a target completion date in 2024 and the project is expected to be ready for a final investment decision in 2025. The full 3 GW of production is expected to be online by the 2030s.
Once complete, it will be one of the largest of its type in Europe, providing the UK gas network with a large supply of green hydrogen and up to 60% of the Scottish Government’s target for low-carbon production, according to the developer.
“Kintore Hydrogen is a ground-breaking project and a key demonstration of Statera’s commitment to meeting the challenge of decarbonizing the UK’s energy system and industrial sectors and, in the process, providing vital energy security,” said Don Harrold, Project Director at Statera Energy.
“We see the North East of Scotland playing a major part in the energy transition, and this project is a real opportunity to position the region at the forefront of the growth of the green hydrogen sector. We’re delighted to be working with Worley to deliver the FEED study with excellent local talent and expertise.”