The preliminary engineering design work on a new zero-carbon hydrogen project in Scotland has been completed, Kallanish Energy reports.
Engineering and consulting firm Wood announced on Wednesday that the initial engineering design services for the H100 Fife project have been successfully delivered to the candidate site in Machrihanish, on the west coast of Scotland.
The project is operated by Scotland’s natural gas distribution company SGN, which aims to create the world’s first green hydrogen heating network.
H100 Fife consists of a hydrogen production and storage system and heating network, which will run alongside the current natural gas network in Levenmouth, Fife, Scotland.
Green hydrogen will be produced by electrolysis powered by offshore wind electricity. The hydrogen will be stored and distributed to around 300 homes connected to the new network, providing fuel for domestic heating.
“This is a pioneering development which could make a significant contribution towards the decarbonization of the UK’s heating sector and net zero carbon target by 2050,” said Joe Sczurko, CEO of Wood’s Technical Consulting Solutions business.
H100 Fife is part of the national ‘Gas Goes Green’ initiative aimed at building a 100% carbon-zero gas grid through hydrogen and biomethane. SGN submitted proposals for the construction of H100 Fife in May this year.
SGN plans to begin construction around 2020-2021, starting the project in 2022-2023. It expects the project to be fully operational in a timeline of five years.
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