BP is planning a new, 500 MWe green hydrogen production facility in Teesside in northeast England, UK, HyGreen Teesside.
The initial 60 MWe phase of the facility could be operational by 2025. It will be developed in stages, with the full 500 MWe capacity reached in 2030. BP will make a final investment decision on the project in 2023.
The company is already pressing ahead with plans for H2Teesside, a 1 GW blue hydrogen production facility in Teesside, with associated carbon capture and storage (CCS) facilities, Between them, H2Teesside and HyGreen Teesside will have the capacity to produce 30% of the UK’s 2030 hydrogen production target of 5 GW.
BP says that it is working with industry, local administration such as the Tees Valley Combined Authority (TVCA) and the UK government to increase the pace of decarbonisation in transport. HyGreen Teesside will help transform Teesside into the UK’s first major hydrogen transport hub.
‘Low carbon hydrogen will be essential in decarbonising 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. This is exactly the type of energy we want to create and more importantly deliver,’ says Louise Jacobsen Plutt, BP’s senior vice president for hydrogen and CCUS.
Source: Tank Terminal Magazine