Shoreham, East Sussex, port plans to become hydrogen production hub to supply vehicles and local business

H2 Green has signed an agreement with Shoreham Port Authority that gives it exclusive rights for two years to develop a ‘renewable energy hub’ with port-based hydrogen, ammonia and new onshore wind and solar power generation capacity at the Port of Shoreham, West Sussex.

The agreement was announced by H2 Green owner Getech, which is a geoscience and geospatial technology provider and data-led energy asset developer
Under plans submitted by H2 Green to Shoreham Port Authority, the hub will initially focus on providing green hydrogen and renewable electricity to the Port’s fleet of 39 heavy forklift trucks and 12 heavy goods vehicles. The solar and wind generation will be used to green hydrogen production for the storage and refuelling facility. The Hub will later be expanded to serve port and coastal marine vessels, as well as more than 800 heavy goods vehicles that enter Shoreham Port daily. The third phase of the project would be an ammonia import facility.
Industries operating in and adjacent to the port, including gas-fired power generation, timber & steel handling and water treatment projects, are also potential customers for the Hub’s hydrogen and power production, and for by-products such as oxygen and heat.
To service additional demand from regional trucking, marine and local industrial customers, H2 Green estimates the hydrogen facility will capacity exceed 8 tonnes per day.
The parties expect to move to a structured series of Final Investment Decisions in H2 2022.
Jonathan Copus, chief executive of Getech, said: “By bringing together the building blocks of green hydrogen production, renewable power investment, ammonia import, and mobilising a wide range of stakeholders, H2 Green will provide the most flexible, reliable, and cost-effective green energy solution for the Port, its customers and the wider region.”
Tom Willis, chief executive of the Shoreham Port Authority said: “The project has the potential to make a significant contribution to the net zero ambitions across South East England through the local generation of hydrogen from renewable energy.
“The hydrogen production process is quiet, odourless and the clean fuel produced will reduce emissions across the region as transport operators convert large fleets to run on it. As a community organisation we intend to work with all our stakeholders to make this new stage of Shoreham Port’s development a success.”

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