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Wood and Centrica Storage to explore low-carbon H2 production hub

Wood is working with Centrica Storage to evaluate the feasibility of transforming its Easington gas processing terminal to a low-carbon production hub. Centrica Storage has partnered with Equinor on this project to deliver H2 to the Humber region.

Based in East Yorkshire, the hub will be integrated with Centrica’s Rough field redevelopment, as well as the Easington Terminal’s H2 fuel switching project, both of which Wood is executing parallel studies for.

The development of the Easington low-carbon hub over the next ten years supports Centrica’s goal to achieve net zero by 2045. H2 is a crucial element in achieving this target, as well as contributing to the UK’s net-zero ambitions.

Wood will leverage its extensive experience in the H2 sector to evaluate development scenarios including both green and blue H2 production facilities and their associated offsites and utilities.

Dan Carter, President of Decarbonization at Wood, said, “This study is closely aligned with Wood’s strategy to focus on enabling our clients to decarbonize their operations and reach net zero through sustainable design. The creation of the Easington hub would provide secure low-carbon energy to the region, supporting the UK’s energy transition.

“We are delighted to continue working with Centrica Storage on the design of this facility, utilizing our trusted technical experts, combined with decades of H2 experience.”

Martin Scargill, Centrica Storage Managing Director, said, "We are excited to continue our collaboration with Wood as we explore opportunities to fulfil our pledge of facilitating the UK's transition to net zero, with our goal to establish 1 GW+ of green and blue low carbon H2 at Easington in East Yorkshire.

“We entered into a co-operative agreement with Equinor in 2022 to develop low-carbon H2 at Easington and as we progress through the design phase, we are building upon our strong and strategic partnership with Wood, whose extensive experience in the H2 sector is critical in developing and driving this project forward.”

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