H2H Saltend project proposal clears phase-2
Equinor’s Hydrogen to Humber Saltend (H2H Saltend) production facility has been through Phase-2 of the government’s cluster sequencing process, according to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
Next, the selected projects will proceed to the due diligence to allow them to connect to the East Coast Cluster’s CO2 infrastructure and be operational in the mid-2020s.
Previously, in Phase-1 of the cluster sequencing process, the East Coast Cluster, which connects the Humber and Teesside via CO2 transport and storage infrastructure, was selected to become one of the first two ‘CCUS clusters’ in the UK.
Equinor’s bids for two new gas-fired power stations with carbon capture at Keadby, developed with SSE Thermal, and in Teesside, developed in partnership with BP, have also been successful.
Grete Tveit, Equinor’s senior vice president for low-carbon solutions, said: “Fantastic news that the UK government has selected three of our pioneering CCS and hydrogen projects. They will help decarbonise vital and carbon-intensive industries, preserve existing jobs and create new ones, as well as provide local supply-chain opportunities.