Logan Energy (Scottish HQ company which design, install, commission and maintain integrated energy systems) today (18th February) said to have won a contract with Welsh social enterprise Menter Môn, to support the delivery of a hydrogen production plant, refuelling and distribution hub in Holyhead, North Wales.
The Isle of Anglesey County Council and the Welsh Government’s Local Transport Fund support the project. The project is expected to be developed by 2023 and will be the first to be developed in Wales under a Hub & Spoke model. It aims to supply around 400kg/day of hydrogen initially. However, there is a potential to scale this supply to support additional heavy transport demands.
Logan Energy will head a consortium (Olwg Ltd, Cadnant Planning, Stronachs LLP and Patrick Bigham) of local businesses and specialists to undertake the pre-works and development.
Holyhead is an ideal location for the hub, hosting large HGV movements annually and potential demands at the port. The site will help use the full potential of the region’s vast renewable energy resources.
Bill Ireland, the CEO of Logan Energy, said: “There are huge renewable resources offshore – both tidal and wind – which together present a compelling case to develop a hydrogen supply-chain on Anglesey through this project.”
Dafydd Gruffydd, Managing Director of Menter Mȏn said: “Hydrogen Hub represents a huge step forward in our plans to decarbonise the transport industry while supporting local jobs and business and by working collaboratively across north Wales.”
Menter Môn is a not-for-profit company providing solutions to the challenges facing rural Wales. Menter Môn also runs other projects, such as Morlais, a 240MW tidal energy scheme off the Holy Island coast.