Wood partners with SGN on UK hydrogen plans
Consulting and engineering firm Wood is collaborating with gas distribution operator SGN to advance preparations for crucial hydrogen transmission infrastructure in Scotland and southern England to fulfill the UK’s Net Zero by 2050 goal.
Wood said it is delivering three pre-FEED studies over the next year to determine the route and design of new dedicated hydrogen pipelines and associated transmission infrastructure. The proposed concept also repurposes existing natural gas infrastructure to link hydrogen producers with energy users seeking to reduce their carbon emissions. Studies involve H2 Caledonia and H2 Connect.
Wood remarked that H2 Caledonia integrates two pre-FEED projects in Scotland’s Central Belt and Fife’s East Coast. The initiatives will investigate low-carbon hydrogen production in Scotland, according to Wood, who is also doing the pre-FEED for the Aberdeen Vision research.
Wood added that the H2 Connect project will design an optimal hydrogen network in central southern England and focus on hydrogen infrastructure and imports in the Southampton/Solent region and future hydrogen production and storage expansion.
Sabah investigates renewable hydrogen production
The idea of manufacturing hydrogen using renewable energy sources is being investigated by the Sabah government.
Sabah, according to State Minister for Industrial Development and Entrepreneurship Phoong Jin Zhe, has a greater chance of expanding beyond green and sustainable sectors.
Since hydrogen can be the final result of the electrolysis process, when we discuss renewable energy, we are also discussing its industrial potential.
“Sarawak, for instance, is collaborating with a Korean company to develop a brand-new idea that transforms water from dams into hydrogen.
Energinet and Gasunie move forward with green hydrogen pipeline
The future of green hydrogen production and consumption in Germany and Denmark is revealed in a new analysis from Energinet and Gasunie, highlighting the importance of cross-border infrastructure in assisting the European energy transformation. The conclusions highlight the compatibility between Germany’s growing need for green hydrogen and Denmark’s large-scale green hydrogen production.
According to national scenarios, Denmark is getting ready to become a big net exporter of green hydrogen, with exports projected to rise from 15 TWh in 2030 to 79 TWh in 2050, or even up to almost 100 TWh in some European scenarios.
On the other hand, it is anticipated that Germany would become a net importer of low-carbon hydrogen, with demand expected to increase from 93 TWh in 2030 to more than 500 TWh in 2050. A sizable percentage of green hydrogen will be imported via onshore pipeline connections to satisfy these demands.
In accordance with the joint declaration agreed by the German and Danish governments on March 24, 2023, Energinet and Gasunie are working together to create a transnational pipeline link by the end of 2028.