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The first step to a Zero Carbon Humber

This project represents a bold but practical first step towards delivering the world’s first net zero industrial cluster by 2040. This unparalleled project can play a leading role in the UK’s journey to net zero by 2050, renew the UK’s largest industrial cluster, and unlock technology that will put the UK at the forefront of a global hydrogen economy.

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H2H Saltend has been granted planning permission

H2H Saltend, has been granted planning permission by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, strengthening its case in forthcoming Government competitions. There have been three public consultation events in East Yorkshire and Hull since 2021, presenting the project throughout the planning process, in addition to regular dialogues with local authority and elected representatives. No objections to the application were raised by any statutory body. For any questions, please contact us at

H2H Saltend Third Consultation Materials 2023 (PDF)
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Why hydrogen in the UK?

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.

Why the Humber?

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.

Why Equinor?

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.

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H2H Saltend project timeline

Equinor’s H2H Saltend is a 600-megawatt low carbon hydrogen production plant with carbon capture, one of the first of its kind and scale to be granted planning permission in the UK, helping to establish the Humber as an international hub for low carbon hydrogen whilst significantly reducing carbon emissions.

Project is matured to take final investment decision through private and public support.

Engineering and build of H2H Saltend anchor project and low carbon infrastructure

H2H Saltend producing low carbon hydrogen for use as fuel at Triton Power and Saltend Chemicals Park. Low carbon chemicals production underway. CO2 transport and storage infrastructure taking captured carbon emissions and storing it safely under the sea bed.
2030+ - Expansion of hydrogen production capacity at Saltend including fuel switching at Triton to 100% hydrogen. Transport of hydrogen produced at Saltend will provide options for decarbonisation at other emitters across the region. Development of hydrogen storage at Aldbrough.

H2H Supplier

Linde has been selected as the FEED/EPC contractor. Learn about the supply chain opportunities and how to get involved by watching the recording of our H2H Supplier Event. Or follow the link below to Linde contact details.

Supplier interest Contacts
If you are a supplier wishing to be involved in the supply chain, please contact Linde Engineering: Linde Project Manager – Bert Wagner

Destination Zero:

Realising a low-carbon future

In this new podcast series, we explore what the UK needs to do to achieve net zero by 2050, and the projects currently in development in the North East of England that will help deliver this goal. As well as covering specific projects led by Equinor, including Zero Carbon Humber and H2H Saltend, the series brings together experts, politicians and senior business leaders to discuss the new, low-carbon technology that will play a vital role in accelerating the energy transition. From Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS), to blue and green hydrogen, experts will demystify the technologies that will soon make up a vital part of the UK’s energy landscape.

Hosted by James Murray, BusinessGreen Editor, this new series is a must-listen for anyone interested in the changing energy landscape in the UK and, especially, the crucial role that areas like the North East of England will play in delivering a successful transition.

Listen to the podcast at Acast

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.


At least 95% efficiency in capturing CO2 when producing blue hydrogen


In 2050 the UK could need enough hydrogen to meet 45% of total energy demand*

* Source: Aurora Energy Research, Hydrogen for a Net Zero GB: an integrated energy market perspective

H2H Saltend’s future: 200,000 jobs

The hydrogen produced at Saltend Chemicals Park can be utilised for cross-sector decarbonisation of industry, power, transport and heat.

Future expansion of the project could see it produce enough blue hydrogen to start the decarbonisation of domestic heat in the north of England.

If the UK develops a world-leading hydrogen economy, the expansion of low carbon infrastructure could generate over 200,000 jobs1), significantly boosting the economy. This exciting potential is laid out in the H21 North of England report.

1) Hy-Impact Series: A summary of four studies assessing the role of hydrogen in the UK net-zero transition, p.5


Brief illustration showing installations as outlined in text below
  1. Expansion of hydrogen production capacity at Saltend (fuel switch at Triton to 100% hydrogen).
  2. Transmission of hydrogen produced at Saltend will provide the option for decarbonisation at SSE Keadby Clean Power Hub.
  3. Expansion of hydrogen production and transmission system further west towards Drax and Ferrybridge.
  4. Hydrogen available to support decarbonisation of British Steel, one of only two steel works in the UK.
  5. Development of hydrogen storage at Aldbrough.

Find out more about Equinor’s low carbon projects and our activities in the UK