Wood and Hygen Energy to develop green hydrogen plant in the UK
Wood has secured over 30 hydrogen contracts covering green, blue and bio-hydrogen projects.
Wood and Hygen Energy have agreed to accelerate the production of green hydrogen for decarbonising transportation in the UK.
Under the MoU, Wood will offer its expertise in hydrogen and other project management expertise to develop solutions for future hydrogen production plants across the UK. It will start with the conceptual design for the facility at Herne Bay, Kent, which will produce green hydrogen from existing offshore wind farms for mobility solutions in the Southeast of England. The project is set to start production by mid-2023. Once completed, the plant will have around 9 tonnes/day of green hydrogen production capacity.
Craig Shanaghey, President at Wood, said, “[We] look forward to developing and delivering the impactful solutions which will play a key role in contributing to the UK government’s hydrogen strategy and ambitious net-zero carbon emissions targets.”
Jo Bamford, the founder of Hygen Energy, commented, “We have ambitious plans to build a network of green hydrogen production plants across the UK to provide zero-emission fuel for a number of uses, create strong jobs, and to help position the UK as a world-leader in the hydrogen sector.”
Wood is British multinational engineering and consulting business with headquarters in Aberdeen, Scotland. Hygen Energy is a UK based company founded in 2018 and was previously known as Ryse Hydrogen Ltd and United Hydrogen Ltd.