A major hydrogen programme that could save the UK 12 million tonnes of CO2 emissions per year is a step closer to reality after a property consultancy supported the launch of a detailed delivery plan for the project.
Fisher German is providing land services and developing the consenting strategy for Cadent as part of the East Coast Hydrogen project (ECH2), which will connect hydrogen plants to end users and other strategic networks in the Midlands and the North East, and decarbonise much of the existing natural gas network.
It has worked as part of a multi-disciplinary team for Cadent including Worley, J.Murphy & Sons, SLR and Camargue to contribute to the project’s Delivery Plan, which was officially presented to government in November at a launch event.
The project, which is jointly led by Cadent, Northern Gas Networks and National Gas, aims to connect up to 4 TWh of hydrogen storage by 2030, save up to 12 million tonnes of CO2 emissions per year by 2037, and help decarbonise industries such as power generation, aviation, and commercial business.
It is also estimated to retain and create around 360,000 jobs in Teesside, the Humber and the East Midlands.
Mark Gilkes, partner at Fisher
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