Pre-FEED contracts for Equinor’s planned 600-MW H2H blue hydrogen generation plant have been granted.
Plans for a hydrogen production plant using natural gas and carbon capture and storage technologies are moving forward, as is the Hydrogen-to-Humber project.
“Producing hydrogen from natural gas with carbon capture and storage (CCS) provides a practical, scalable solution to decarbonize a wide range of sectors that currently depend on fossil fuel,” said Dan Sadler, Equinor’s vice president for UK Low Carbon Solutions.
Additional 1,200 MW of hydrogen would be examined as part of the pre-front end engineering and design (FEED) contracts for the Keadby generating station.
Earlier this year, Equinor and SSE signed a collaborative agreement to create Keadby, the world’s first all-hydrogen power plant. UK’s most carbon-intensive industrial cluster the Humber region will be home to the new plant.
Equinor envisions up to 1.8 GW of regional hydrogen production capacity, which would represent nearly a third of the UK government’s hydrogen production target. The pre-FEED studies were carried out by three distinct companies for Equinor.