Following the conclusion of the evaluation round for bidders, the Aberdeen Hydrogen hub is one step closer to appointing a new joint venture partner to fulfill its hydrogen energy needs.
The project is moving forward fast, with an appointment expected later this year.
The Aberdeen Hydrogen Hub, a hydrogen infrastructure development initiative spanning housing, heating, and transportation, stated in June that it is seeking a partner to provide its fleet of public sector cars.
The new alliance will use the city’s existing hydrogen infrastructure and transportation initiatives, which include a fleet of hydrogen-powered buses, public sector vehicles, and waste trucks.
The selected bidder will receive a one-of-a-kind contract in what will be a watershed event for the hydrogen industry’s development.
The Hydrogen Hub will leverage the region’s leadership position in the fast increasing offshore wind sector to provide a genuinely ‘green’ fuel supply for transportation, homes, and businesses, while also accelerating the region’s hydrogen sector’s growth. The hiring of the joint venture partner is a critical step toward achieving Aberdeen’s Net Zero Vision and boosting the region’s hydrogen sector.
Ryan Houghton, Aberdeen City Council’s Convenor of the City Growth & Resources Committee said:
“Selecting a partner to develop the Hydrogen Hub is a significant milestone in Aberdeen’s already successful hydrogen journey. We have had an incredible response from the market for this opportunity and it again shows the appetite and desire for businesses to invest in the region and the energy transition.
“The quality of the bidders has been hugely encouraging and whilst we understand that the organisations behind the submissions not selected will be disappointed, there will be many chances to work together in the future. Aberdeen City Council is committed to anchoring, diversifying and growing a hydrogen supply chain in the city and there are many more opportunities on the horizon to forge strong partnerships.”
“Our competitive and robust process will ensure we can deliver long-term value for not just Aberdeen’s public sector but also for the hydrogen industry here in the North East of Scotland. We look forward to announcing the appointed partner later this year”.