Worley, a leading global provider of professional project and asset services in the energy, chemicals and resources sectors, has been awarded the contract to deliver the pre-FEED (Front End Engineering Design) and technical survey for the East Coast Hydrogen Pipeline (ECHP) project led by East Coast Hydrogen (ECH2).
The project will connect 10GW of hydrogen production from Humber and Teesside industrial hubs to the gas network. With this project, Cadent aims to connect hydrogen supplies between Humberside and Northampton, potentially creating a 240km network that will address the UK’s future decarbonised energy demands.
Worley’s role in the project is to deliver a study for Cadent to understand how to transition natural gas supply into hydrogen and provide crucial information on the pipeline’s potential route and sizing. This will be followed with a pre-FEED study for the project.
Chris Gill said, “We are delighted to be working alongside Cadent to deliver the East Coast Hydrogen Pipeline (ECHP). The project represents an unmissable opportunity for collaboration between the government and the private sector to deliver on the UK’s bold decarbonisation targets.”
ECH2 comprises a collaborative partnership with Cadent, Northern Gas Networks and National Gas Transmission, with the project supporting the UK Government’s plans to meet their 2050 net-zero targets.
Adam Knight commented, “This is a major milestone not only in the first stage of design but also puts down another marker in Cadent’s ambitions and efforts to transition the gas grid from natural gas to low-carbon hydrogen. We look forward to starting this journey with Worley, who shares our vision and strives for a sustainable energy future. With the UK industrial clusters involved known for their considerable industrial emissions, we have a true opportunity to create change and help make a significant difference.”