Wood, Centrica Storage to explore low-carbon hydrogen production hub
(WO) – Wood is working with Centrica Storage to evaluate the feasibility of transforming its Easington gas processing terminal to a low-carbon production hub. Centrica Storage has partnered with Equinor on this project to deliver hydrogen to the Humber region.
Based in East Yorkshire, the hub will be integrated with Centrica’s Rough field redevelopment, as well as the Easington Terminal’s hydrogen fuel switching project, both of which Wood is executing parallel studies for.
The development of the Easington low-carbon hub over the next ten years supports Centrica’s goal to achieve net zero by 2045. Hydrogen is a crucial element in achieving this target, as well as contributing to the UK’s net zero ambitions.
Wood will leverage its extensive experience in the hydrogen sector to evaluate development scenarios including both green and blue hydrogen production facilities and their associated offsites and utilities.
Dan Carter, President of Decarbonization at Wood, said, “This study is closely aligned with Wood’s strategy to focus on enabling our clients to decarbonize their operations and reach net zero through sustainable design. The creation of the Easington hub would provide secure low-carbon energy to the region, supporting the UK’s energy transition.
Martin Scargill, Centrica Storage Managing Director, said, "We entered into a co-operative agreement with Equinor in 2022 to develop low carbon hydrogen at Easington and as we progress through the design phase, we are building upon our strong and strategic partnership with Wood, whose extensive experience in the hydrogen sector is critical in developing and driving this project forward.”