Morrison Energy Services Joint Venture (J1M) was awarded three contracts to support Pembroke, Lackenby and Bramley substation projects under energy utility National Grid’s six-year Substations Engineering Procurement Construction Framework in the UK.
As principal designer and contractor, the Jacobs/Morrison Energy Services Joint Venture is progressing detailed design and early works on the Pembroke substation project in Wales to connect it to Ireland’s Greenlink interconnector, one of Europe’s most important energy infrastructure projects. Work includes the design, supply, installation and commissioning of a new 400kV gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) extension in the existing substation.
J1M is also supporting the connection of the Dogger Bank C windfarm on the east coast at Teesside into the transmission network at Lackenby substation. When complete, this will connect an installed generation capacity of 1.2GW from Dogger Bank C, providing enough clean energy to power up to two million homes.
In Hampshire, J1M will deliver National Grid’s new 25kV Holly Cross substation and connect it to the Bramley 400kV substation to supply Network Rail. J1M will also support in managing rural ecological requirements and local stakeholder engagement on all projects.
Jacobs Secures RWE Green Hydrogen Feasibility Contract in the UK
Jacobs is also looking at the feasibility of the production and supply of green hydrogen for renewable energy company RWE’s Pembroke Power Station. This year, Jacobs was awarded a feasibility study contract from renewable energy company RWE to investigate the production and supply of green hydrogen in South Wales, UK.
The four-month study will look at the feasibility of initially installing a 100MW electrolyzer at RWE’s Pembroke Power Station to produce green hydrogen.
“This feasibility study provides us with an opportunity to work alongside RWE to grow their innovative projects that will further move our sector to low and zero emission generation,” said Jacobs People & Places Solutions Senior Vice President for Europe and Digital Strategies Donald Morrison. “This work reaffirms our 20-year relationship with RWE at Pembroke Power Station and demonstrates our ambitions for Jacobs to be at the forefront of delivering the energy transition.”
The study will draw on Jacobs’ global hydrogen and multi-disciplinary capability with teams involved from the UK, mainland Europe and Australia. It will also focus on how green hydrogen could be used for transport and decarbonization activities in South Wales to support carbon reduction targets.
The green hydrogen project has the potential to grow to several gigawatts in scale and could be linked to floating offshore wind in the Celtic Sea. It is the first from RWE’s Pembroke Net Zero Centre which launched in early 2021.
Richard Little Pembroke Power Station Manager said, “We’re excited to see the outputs of Jacob’s feasibility study over coming weeks, the first step towards the potential construction of large-scale hydrogen infrastructure at Pembroke. Hydrogen will be a game changer in the decarbonization of heavy industry in South Wales and RWE will be a key partner in helping achieve that.”