United Kingdom – Wood and HYGEN Energy have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to accelerate the production of green hydrogen for decarbonizing transportation in the United Kingdom.
This is a meaningful step toward the UK Government’s goal of achieving 5GW of low-carbon hydrogen generation capacity by 2030.
Wood will use its decades of hydrogen experience, as well as its consultancy, project, and operations knowledge, to develop solutions for future hydrogen production plants across the UK, commencing with the conceptual design for the Herne Bay, Kent site.
The Herne Bay project will produce green hydrogen from existing offshore wind farms, which will be utilised in zero-emission mobility solutions in the Southeast of England. It is intended to begin production in the middle of 2023, and when completed, the facility will have a production capacity of between eight and nine tonnes of green hydrogen per day, making it a true driving force in the UK’s transition to a lower-carbon future.
Hydrogen is a critical strategic component in Wood’s future. This contract is the latest in a string of victories for Wood in the first half of 2021, when the company secured over 30 unique hydrogen contracts covering green, blue, and bio-hydrogen projects. In July, Wood announced that it has joined The Hydrogen Council as a steering member to guarantee that hydrogen plays an important role in advancing the energy transition and the transition to a more sustainable future.