With a contract for land services for a world-leading low carbon and hydrogen energy project at the forefront of the UK’s drive to net zero, Fisher German is kicking off 2022 with a bang.
The proposed Cadent HyNet North West Hydrogen Pipeline is circa 85km and forms part of the overall HyNet scheme, an innovative clean energy project. The goal of HyNet North West is to produce clean hydrogen to replace the fossil fuels currently used in industry, transportation, and residences, as well as to capture and store carbon dioxide emissions.
There are several components to the project, including upgrades to existing hydrogen production facilities, a carbon dioxide pipeline, and the development of a new hydrogen pipeline that will transport the alternative fuel between HyNet partners and potential customers.
Partner Mark Gilkes said: “We’re incredibly excited to be part of this ground-breaking project. The proposed HyNet North West Hydrogen Pipeline project is a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) which will require a Development Consent Order (DCO), and Fisher German has a vast amount of expertise in this area, with this alone being our third NSIP pipeline scheme.
“It’s therefore fantastic that we are able to play a part in an NSIP which is at the cutting edge of carbon reduction and will have such a significant impact on the UK achieving its Net Zero targets. Our teams are locally based and have existing clients across the area, so will be using this knowledge to facilitate delivery.
“We anticipate that the project will take around three years, with the scheme aiming to help to decarbonize multiple sectors of the economy from 2025 onwards.”