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Wood and Hygen Energy to decarbonize U.K. transport sector using green hydrogen
Transactions - OCTOBER 28, 2021

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Wood and Hygen Energy to decarbonize U.K. transport sector using green hydrogen

by Kali Persall

John Wood Group Plc, based in Aberdeen, Scotland, has signed an agreement with Hygen Energy to accelerate the production of green hydrogen for decarbonizing transportation in the United Kingdom.

The agreement is in line with the government’s goal of achieving 5 gigawatts of low-carbon hydrogen production capacity by 2030.

Wood will develop solutions for future hydrogen production plants, starting with the conceptual design for a facility at Herne Bay, Kent. The Herne Bay facility is expected to have a production capacity of between 8 metric tons and 9 metric tons of green hydrogen per day, and will generate green hydrogen from existing offshore wind farms to be used in zero-emission mobility transport solutions. The project is expected to begin production by the middle of 2023.

“At Wood, we are committed to working with our clients to tackle global energy challenges and we know that producing hydrogen — economically and at pace — will be critical as we t

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