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INEOS awards contract to Atkins to design its world scale low carbon hydrogen plant at Grangemouth

INEOS takes a huge step forward in delivering its plans for a world-scale low-carbon hydrogen plant at Grangemouth as it awards a key contract for the design of the plant to Atkins The hydrogen plant, expected to be operational by 2030, will further reduce emissions from the site by 1million tonnes per year as the site targets net zero by 2045. In developing a hydrogen hub at Grangemouth we will be supporting other end users of this low-carbon fuel source to reduce their carbon footprints too

Aquaterra Energy and Seawind Ocean Technology sign agreement for the development of world’s largest offshore floating wind and green hydrogen production project

Aquaterra Energy, a leader in global offshore engineering solutions, today announces an agreement with Seawind Ocean Technology, a leading turnkey supplier of floating and bottom fixed offshore wind assets, to co-develop the world’s largest offshore floating wind and green hydrogen production project, named HyMed, with 3.2GW of production expected by 2027 in Italian ultra-deep waters.

RWE and ADNOC Agree on First LNG Delivery to Floating LNG Import Terminal at Brunsbuettel

RWE has reached agreements with two companies from Abu Dhabi: With Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) on LNG supplies and with Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s flagship renewable energy company, on cooperation in offshore wind.

Grant of €194 million assigned to NextChem as part of the “IPCEI Hy2USE” EU project

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that its subsidiary NextChem has been assigned a €194 million grant for the development of a waste-to-hydrogen plant as part of the "IPCEI Hy2Use" EU project. The project sets up the Hydrogen Valley in Rome, the first industrial-scale technological hub for the development of the national supply chain for the production, transport, storage and use of hydrogen for the decarbonization of industrial processes and for sustainable mobility.

Neste launches a strategic study on transitioning its Porvoo refinery to a renewable and circular site and ending crude oil refining in the mid-2030s

Building on its capability of proactive transformation, Neste launches a strategic study on transitioning its refinery in Porvoo, Finland to non-crude oil refining and into a globally leading renewable and circular solutions site.

Siemens commissions one of Germany’s largest green hydrogen generation plants

In Wunsiedel, Upper Franconia, one of Germany’s largest green hydrogen generation plants has been planned digitally and commissioned by Siemens, demonstrating the key role hydrogen can play in Germany’s energy future. Around one year after the official groundbreaking ceremony, Bavaria’s Minister-President Markus Söder, Siemens Managing Board member Matthias Rebellius and Siemens Financial Services CEO Veronika Bienert handed over the plant to the operating company WUN H2, represented by Managing Directors Thilo Rießner and Philipp Matthes.

Woodside and Uniper Sign Agreement for LNG Supply to Europe

Woodside Energy Trading Singapore Pte Ltd has entered into a flexible long-term sale and purchase agreement (SPA) with Uniper Global Commodities SE for Woodside to supply LNG from its global portfolio into Europe, including Germany, for a term up to 2039, commencing in January 2023.

Carlton Power plans to build Devon & Cornwall's first low carbon green hydrogen hub

Carlton Power, one of the UK’s most experienced energy infrastructure development companies and the company who originated and developed the Langage gas-fired power station and the Langage solar farm (located eight miles east of Plymouth, Devon) has chosen to build its third green hydrogen hub in the UK on land within the Langage Energy Park. The 10MW hydrogen hub project, the first of its kind in Devon and Cornwall, will provide local companies - for example energy intensive industries or those with transport fleets – with easy access to hydrogen fuel. Hydrogen is expected to play a major role over the next 20-30 years in reducing the UK’s CO₂ emissions, helping the country’s journey towards Net Zero and the West Country’s own efforts to decarbonise.

Large-Scale Green Hydrogen for the UK: Air Products and Associated British Ports Partner on Renewable Hydrogen Production

Air Products and Associated British Ports (ABP) announced their intention to partner in bringing the first large scale, green hydrogen production facility to the UK. The facility would import green ammonia from production locations operated by Air Products and its partners around the world. This would be used to produce green hydrogen, which would decarbonise hard-to-abate sectors such as transport and industry.

Essar reaches new milestone in transition to low carbon operations

Essar Oil UK has achieved a new milestone in its ongoing transition to low carbon operations, following the UK Government’s decision to shortlist the construction of a new hydrogen project and separate carbon capture project at its site in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire.

Carlton Power establishes partnership to develop hydrogen project in Barrow-in-Furness

A new private-public sector partnership has been established to build Cumbria’s first low-carbon hydrogen hub to provide local businesses - for example energy intensive industries or those with transport fleets – with easy access to hydrogen fuel. Hydrogen is expected to play a major role over the next 20-30 years in reducing the UK’s CO₂ emissions, helping the country’s journey towards Net Zero. The proposed 35MW commercial hydrogen hub, located on industrial-zoned land in Barrow-in-Furness - is being brought forward following the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding between Carlton Power, one of the UK’s most experienced energy infrastructure development companies and local stakeholders, comprising the Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership, Barrow Borough Council, Cadent and Electricity North West.

Wood to Engineer Europe’s Most innovative Olefin Complex

Wood has secured a new contract with INEOS in excess of $100 million to deliver engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCm) services for Project One, a new state-of-the-art petrochemicals complex in Antwerp, Belgium, which will deliver an ethane cracker with the lowest carbon footprint in Europe.

ScottishPower vision for Green Hydrogen fuels hub at Port of Felixstowe

ScottishPower, with Hutchison Ports, is exploring the opportunity to develop, build and operate a multi-hundred MW green hydrogen production facility at the Port of Felixstowe – with the potential to decarbonise industry and transportation in the region. Both companies have set out their vision to help create a greener port, which could provide clean fuel for customers at Britain’s busiest container port.

Centrica Signs LNG Heads of Agreement with Delfin

Centrica plc and Delfin Midstream Inc. today announced the signing of a Heads of Agreement to purchase 1.0 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) of Liquefied Natural Gas for 15-years on a Free on Board (“FOB”) basis at the Delfin Deepwater Port, located 40 nautical miles off the coast of Louisiana.

Iberdrola and bp to collaborate to accelerate EV charging infrastructure and green hydrogen production

Iberdrola and bp today announced their intention to form a strategic collaboration aiming to help accelerate the energy transition. Together, the companies intend to collaborate to significantly expand fast EV public charging infrastructure to support the adoption of electric vehicles, as well as to develop large scale green hydrogen production hubs in Spain, Portugal and the UK.

Funding decision for hydrogen pilot project in Krummhoern natural gas storage facility received

Uniper Energy Storage will test the construction and operation of a new salt cavern specifically built for hydrogen storage on a large scale and in a real-world environment at the natural gas storage facility in Krummhoern, Northern Germany, which has not been used commercially since 2017. For this purpose, a new pilot cavern will be sol-technically constructed using an existing well. During the trial operation, equipment and materials will be examined for hydrogen compatibility, and experience will be gained in the storage of exclusively green hydrogen in a salt cavern and its delivery and further use.

Large-volume electrolysis plant is to be built in Burgenland

The largest electrolyser in Austria to date will be built in Burgenland. When fully expanded, 40,000 tons of green hydrogen will be produced from 300 MW of wind and solar energy . This makes the project – initiated by Burgenland Energie together with VERBUND and partners – one of the largest hydrogen projects, even in a European comparison. In a joint press conference, Climate Protection Minister Leonore Gewessler, Governor Hans Peter Doskozil, VERBUND CEO Michael Strugl and Burgendland Energie CEO Stephan Sharma presented the joint plans. Green hydrogen is an important step towards energy independence and climate neutrality, as is unanimously emphasized.

Technip Energies Awarded a Significant Contract by Neste for Renewable Products Refinery Expansion in Rotterdam

Technip Energies (PARIS:TE) has been awarded a significant(1) contract by Neste for the expansion of their renewable products production capacity in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, as part of the existing Partnership Agreement between Technip Energies and Neste.

European Commission approves up to EUR 5.4 billion of public support by fifteen Member States for the hydrogen technology value chain

The Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, an Important Project of Common European Interest (‘IPCEI') to support research and innovation and first industrial deployment in the hydrogen technology value chain. The project, called “IPCEI Hy2Tech” was jointly prepared and notified by fifteen Member States: Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain.

HyCC launches 500-megawatt hydrogen project in the port of Amsterdam

Hydrogen company HyCC has launched Project H2era to construct a 500-megawatt green hydrogen plant in the Amsterdam port area. The project, launched in cooperation with the Port of Amsterdam, is a major step forward in the development of the regional hydrogen economy to help decarbonize industry and mobility.

Air Products and VPI Sign Joint Development Agreement for Large-scale, Low-carbon Hydrogen Production in Humber

Air Products, the world’s largest hydrogen producer, and power generator VPI, are pleased to announce the signing of a joint development agreement to drive forward the “Humber Hydrogen Hub” or “H3”, which seeks to develop a flagship 800MW low-carbon hydrogen production facility in Immingham, UK. The majority of hydrogen produced would be used to decarbonise VPI Immingham’s existing power production.

bp and thyssenkrupp Steel work together to advance the decarbonisation of steel production

bp and thyssenkrupp Steel today announced they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) focused on the development of long-term supply of low carbon hydrogen and renewable power in steel production, helping accelerate the steel industry’s wider energy transition.

Shell to start building Europe’s largest renewable hydrogen plant

Shell Nederland B.V. and Shell Overseas Investments B.V., subsidiaries of Shell plc, have taken the final investment decision to build Holland Hydrogen I, which will be Europe’s largest renewable hydrogen plant once operational in 2025.

First Hydrogen applies to Net Zero Fund for two green hydrogen production sites

Energy and automotive brand, First Hydrogen, is pleased to announce it has has submitted two Green Hydrogen production projects for the initial round of funding through the UK Government’s Net Zero Hydrogen Fund (NZHF) Strand 1 program. The program is funded by the Ministry of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) for £240 million. The NZHF is part of the UK Government’s initiatives to promote the production of home-grown green hydrogen and is a means to achieving the ambitious 10 GW of domestic production by 2030, of which ‘at least’ 5GW will need to be from electrolytic sources.

Construction of Wilhelmshaven LNG Terminal can Start Quickly

The construction work for Germany's first LNG terminal and for the onshore and seaward port infrastructure can begin now that the - State Trade Supervisory Authority Oldenburg has given its approval for an early start.

Rolls-Royce to develop mtu hydrogen electrolyzer and invest in Hoeller Electrolyzer

Rolls-Royce is entering the hydrogen production market and acquiring a 54% majority stake in electrolysis stack specialist Hoeller Electrolyzer, whose innovative technology will form the basis of a new range of mtu electrolyzer products from its Power Systems division. Hoeller Electrolyzer, based in Wismar, Germany, is an early-stage technology company that is developing highly efficient polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) stacks, under the brand name Prometheus, for the cost-effective production of hydrogen.

INEOS in Köln receives state funding for Green Hydrogen feasibility study

The state government of North Rhine-Westphalia has confirmed EUR 770,000 funding to support a feasibility study for the construction of a 100-megawatt water electrolysis plant for the production of green hydrogen at the INEOS site in Köln/Dormagen. INEOS plans to build and operate a new green hydrogen plant at the site, as part of its EUR 2 billion Euro package of green hydrogen projects across Europe announced in October last year. The project at the Köln site alone could lead to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of over 100,000 tonnes per year.

Gasunie starts construction of national hydrogen network in the Netherlands

Dutch Minister for Climate and Energy Rob Jetten announced new plans for the construction of a national transport network for hydrogen. Gasunie will develop the hydrogen network in the Netherlands in the coming years, after which it will assume the role of TSO (Transmission System Operator). Gasunie will also play an important role in the storage and import of hydrogen. Due to the expected growth in offshore hydrogen production in the North Sea, Minister Jetten will investigate whether Gasunie can also fulfill the role of grid operator at sea. These new plans are a major step in the development of a more sustainable energy system in the Netherlands.

Air Products and Gunvor to cooperate on Green Hydrogen import terminal in Rotterdam

Air Products and Gunvor Petroleum Rotterdam, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gunvor Group (Gunvor), have signed a joint development agreement for an import terminal in Rotterdam. The agreement responds to the accelerating demand for green energy sources to meet climate objectives and the need to diversify energy sources. The import terminal is expected to provide green hydrogen to the Netherlands in 2026.

Equinor and SSE Thermal buy Triton

Norwegian energy firm Equinor and UK utility SSE Thermal are buying power company Triton Power from Energy Capital Partners (ECP) for £341mn ($416mn) and starting preparations to use hydrogen in Triton’s Saltend power station on the Humber Estuary in the UK’s East Yorkshire region.