Aldbrough Hydrogen Storage retains general public consultations | Storage tanks & cylinders

Image: Stuart Nicol / Equinor ASA


Picture: Stuart Nicol / Equinor ASA

Aldbrough Hydrogen Storage – established to keep the United kingdom Humber region’s small carbon hydrogen – is holding community consultations this month.

The joint job between SSE Thermal and Equinor designs to build a lower-carbon hydrogen storage facility following to the current Aldbrough Gas Storage web-site (pictured).

Consultation situations will be held at East Village Meadows, Northfield Farm Garton on September 13 (2pm-7pm) Aldbrough Village Corridor, Garton Street, Aldbrough, on September 14 (similar timings) and Sproatley Village Hall, Park Street, Sproatley, September 15 (1pm-6pm). Consultations can also be held on-line anytime until finally September 29.

The general public will be introduced to Aldbrough Hydrogen Storage Undertaking, listen to findings from the Environmental Impression Evaluation Scoping Stage, be ready to talk to concerns and receive comments.

SSE Thermal and Equinor aim for the undertaking to be in procedure from early 2028, with an initial anticipated capacity of at minimum 320 Gigawatt hours (GWh), which is enough to energy more than 860 hydrogen buses a yr. “Aldbrough Hydrogen Storage would be a important asset to supporting the United kingdom meet its lower carbon hydrogen ambitions,” it states.

Engineering firm Atkins and sustainability consultancy Environmental Assets Administration (ERM) had been awarded “major contracts”, according to a statement in March 2022.

Atkins is conducting a feasibility examine to assess the style of the hydrogen storage caverns at Aldbrough as properly as the corresponding pipeline to transportation hydrogen to and from the proposed new Humber Low Carbon Pipelines (HLPC) becoming created as part of the Zero Carbon Humber partnership.

The result of the assessment will offer the foundation for the subsequent stage of scoping perform as the task matures. The agreement also consists of the selection for subsequent pre-FEED (entrance close engineering design) do the job.

ERM’s agreement handles the environmental, well being, basic safety and allowing facets of the plan, which are important to building Equinor’s upcoming ‘Hydrogen to Humber’ (H2H) ambitions and enabling adaptability in the regional hydrogen output, utilization and storage value chain.

In addition to Aldbrough Hydrogen Storage, the corporations are collaborating on Peterhead Carbon Capture Electric power Station, Keadby Hydrogen Power Station, and Keadby 3 Carbon Capture Electric power Station.

Equinor, which operates hydrogen, carbon capture and renewables tasks across Europe, is focusing on 1.8GW of hydrogen manufacturing in the Humber, above a 3rd of the Government’s British isles-extensive target by 2030.

Hydrogen storage will guidance gas switching in a lot of sectors such as flexible electric power era alongside intermittent renewables, industrial use and heat, as properly as ideal manufacturing of both blue and inexperienced hydrogen production as the hydrogen economy grows, furnishing backup the place substantial proportions of power are generated from renewable electricity.