Groundwork commences at Inverness green hydrogen site
The hub, which is located between the city's rail depot and the industrial area, is uniquely positioned to supply large-volume anchor transport customers.
Getech, a geoenergy and green hydrogen company, is pleased to announce the commencement of demolition works at the former SGN Commercial Services gas holder site in Inverness.
Demolition and clearance of the site is being undertaken by SGN, and is expected to take 12 weeks. Following completion of this work, Getech will begin the development of its planned green hydrogen facilities, subject to necessary approvals.
Concurrently, Getech continues to progress the engineering design of the Inverness green hydrogen production, storage and dispensing facilities, which it intends to expand into a regional Highlands hydrogen network.
Getech’s Chief Executive Office, Dr Jonathan Copus, commented, “The facility, planned to scale over time to a 20 MW capacity, producing c.8 tonnes of green hydrogen each day, will supply rail demand from Inverness station and a significant portion of the area’s heavy goods vehicles and bus fleets. 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.”
Marcus Hunt, Director of Commercial Services and Investments at SGN, commented, “It’s great to see the start of the re-generation of SGN’s redundant gas holder site in Inverness. 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.”