Yorkshire upgrades to large scale hydrogen storage: SSE Thermal & Equinor have now revealed ideas to update their Aldbrough, Yorkshire gas storage site to a hydrogen storage facility.
The partners have announced the plant, which is situated on the East Yorkshire coast, could begin operations as early as 2028.
The facility is made up of 9 underground salt caverns, each about the size of St. Paul’s Cathedral.
The upgrade work will signify that current caverns will be coverted into new purpose-made caverns to store hydrogen with a beginning anticipated capacity of no less than 320GWh.
Managing Director of SSE Thermal, Stephen Wheeler stated: “By delivering large-scale hydrogen storage capacity, we will utilise hydrogen to decarbonise vital power generation, also heavy industry, heat, transport and other hard-to-reach sectors, safeguarding and creating crucial jobs and investment across the region.”
Grete Tveit, Senior Vice President for Low Carbon Solutions at Equinor, added: “Hydrogen is going to be crucial for the United Kingdom to succeed in its net zero ambition.
“That’s why we are pleased to be working together along side SSE Thermal on developing plans to store low carbon hydrogen at the Aldbrough site, bringing us and our partners in Zero Carbon Humber closer to our joint ambition to support the Humber region to become the UK’s first net zero carbon cluster.”
Yorkshire upgrades to large scale hydrogen storage