Equinor has a broad range of activities in the UK, including offshore wind, upstream operations, natural gas trading and crude oil sales.
Switching from fossil fuels to low carbon hydrogen is pivotal in launching the UK on its way to net zero by 2050. Hydrogen provides a practical, scalable solution to decarbonise existing industries that currently depend on fossil fuels. An established hydrogen economy in the Humber is well-positioned to support the UK’s future decarbonisation, with endless possibilities to adapt.
The Humber region is rich in industrial expertise and diversity at a scale that is unrivalled anywhere else in the UK. H2H Saltend will build upon the Humber’s unique qualities and its geography to deploy and grow the UK’s first low carbon hydrogen infrastructure for hydrogen and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. H2H Saltend will be the project to kickstart the UK’s hydrogen future.
Experience matters. Equinor has over 20 years’ experience in safely storing carbon emissions and producing hydrogen from natural gas. Equinor has supplied energy to the UK for over 35 years and is proud to be part of the Zero Carbon Humber alliance that seeks to make the region the UK’s first net zero industrial cluster.
Hydrogen will be produced at scale from natural gas and delivered to the nearby chemical plants (replacing natural gas) and power station (blended with natural gas), reducing their emissions
The CO2 by-product will be captured and stored safely and permanently offshore. The Humber is the closest industrial hub to the Endurance storage site in the Southern North Sea.
H2H Saltend could provide low carbon chemicals to act as marine fuels, making the Port of Hull one of the first in the world to offer low carbon maritime refuelling.
Expansion of hydrogen production capacity at Saltend (fuel switch at Triton to 100% hydrogen).
Transmission of hydrogen produced at Saltend will provide the option for decarbonisation at SSE Keadby Clean Power Hub.
Expansion of hydrogen production and transmission system further west towards Drax and Ferrybridge.