BP Plc (LON:BP) said today it is planning a large green hydrogen project in Teesside in the North East of England, to be developed in multiple stages, starting with some 60 MWe of hydrogen production capacity by 2025 and reaching up to 500 MWe by 2030.
The British oil and gas major expects to make a final investment decision on the project, dubbed HyGreen Teesside, in 2023.
Along with its already-unveiled blue hydrogen initiative, H2Teesside, the two projects could provide 30% of the UK government’s target of 5 GW of hydrogen production by 2030, the company said. HyGreen Teesside and H2Teesside represent a combined capacity of 1.5 GW.
Louise Jacobsen Plutt, BP’s senior vice president for hydrogen and CCUS, said HyGreen and H2Teesside can help transform Teesside into the UK’s green heart, delivering energy to drive the decarbonisation of hard-to-abate industrial sectors including heavy transport.
Hygreen Teesside is part of an integrated UK portfolio, which encompasses 3 GW gross of offshore wind in the Irish Sea, the delivery of 16,000 UK charging points by 2030 and BP’s green hydrogen partnership deal with Aberdeen city, the company explained.
The energy group has already agreed a number of memoranda of understanding with potential industrial customers for hydrogen in the Teesside region. Recently, it teamed up with Daimler Truck AG to pilot the development of a hydrogen refuelling network and the launch of hydrogen-powered fuel-cell trucks in the UK.
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