UK: Leading Hydrogen Hub BP to Develop New Large-Scale Green Hydrogen Production Plant in UK’s Teeside
BP’s ‘HyGreen Teesside’ project will produce 60 MWe of green hydrogen by 2025 with a potential to increase the production to 500Mwe by 2030. With this project and in addition to the other existing project by the company i.e. the blue hydrogen project (H2Teesside), UK’s Teesside region is all set to become the country’s leading hydrogen hub to decarbonize industry and heavy transport.
London/UK – BP has recently confirmed that it is planning a new large-scale green hydrogen production facility in the North East of England that could deliver up to 500Mwe (megawatt electrical input) of hydrogen production by 2030.
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.
Louise Jacobsen Plutt, BP’s senior vice president for hydrogen and CCUS, said: “Low carbon hydrogen will be essential in decarbonizing hard-to-abate industrial sectors including heavy transport. Together, HyGreen and H2Teesside can help transform Teesside into the UK’s green heart, strengthening its people, communities and businesses.”
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. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said: “This exciting project builds on our ongoing development of hydrogen in the area through the Tees Valley Hydrogen Transport Hub. It’ll help pave the way for its use across all transport modes, creating high-quality, green jobs in the process.
“This is excellent news following the recent COP26 summit and I look forward to supporting industry to develop new technologies as we build a cleaner transport system and work towards a net-zero future.” 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.