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Massive green hydrogen production facility in North East of England to deliver up to 500Mwe by 2030

Christian Fernsby |
Bp has announced plans of a new large scale green hydrogen production facility in Teesside, the North East of England, that aims at delivering up to 500Mwe (megawatt electrical input) of hydrogen production ‎by 2030.

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To be developed in multiple stages, HyGreen Teesside is expected to match production to demand ‎and build on experience to drive down costs. bp is aiming to start production by 2025, with an initial ‎phase of some 60MWe of installed hydrogen production capacity.

A final investment decision on the ‎project is expected in 2023.‎

Hygreen Teesside is the latest addition to bp’s integrated UK business portfolio, which includes 3GW ‎gross of offshore wind in the Irish Sea, delivering 16,000 UK charging points by 2030 and bp and ‎Aberdeen city’s partnership deal.

bp’s blue and green hydrogen projects in Teesside, together with the proposed Net Zero Teesside ‎power project, is expected to further support economic development and regeneration in Teesside. ‎Creating high quality jobs in both construction and operation phases, the projects will support local ‎education, skills development and the development catalyze a highly skilled UK based hydrogen ‎supply chain.‎

HyGreen Teesside is expected to fuel the development of Teesside into the UK’s first major hydrogen ‎transport hub, leading the way for large scale decarbonization of heavy transport, airports, ports and ‎rail in the UK.

The combined 1.5GW capacity of HyGreen Teesside and H2Teesside could deliver 30% of the UK ‎government’s target of developing 5GW of hydrogen production by 2030. Industries in Teesside ‎account for over 5% of the UK’s industrial emissions and the region is home to five of the country’s ‎top 25 emitters.

bp has already announced a series of Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with potential industrial ‎customers for hydrogen in the Teesside area, including both existing and planned operations, as it ‎grows demand for the hydrogen expected to be produced by H2Teesside.

bp has also recently ‎signed an MoU with Daimler Truck to pilot both the development of hydrogen infrastructure and the ‎introduction of hydrogen powered fuel cell trucks in the UK.‎

bp is pursuing proposed projects for green hydrogen ‎production at its refineries in Rotterdam in the Netherlands, Lingen in Germany and Castellon in Spain. ‎It has also carried out a feasibility study identifying opportunities for green hydrogen production in ‎Western Australia and was most recently chosen as the preferred bidder to develop a green hydrogen ‎production hub in Aberdeen.


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