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Getech Signs Agreement to Develop Clean Energy Hydrogen Hub for Shoreham Port

By November 15, 2021 2   min read  (385 words)

November 15, 2021 |

Fuel Cells Works, Getech Signs Agreement to Develop Clean Energy Hydrogen Hub for Shoreham Port

Getech, the geoscience and geospatial technology provider and data-led energy asset developer, is pleased to announce that its wholly owned hydrogen subsidiary, H2 Green, has signed a Collaboration Agreement (the “Agreement”) with Shoreham Port.

The Agreement grants H2 Green exclusive rights for the development of all port-based hydrogen, ammonia, and new onshore wind and solar power generation capacity at the Port of Shoreham, West Sussex.

Highlights:

  • H2 Green granted a two-year legally binding exclusive right to develop a renewable energy hub (the “Hub”) at the Port of Shoreham, West Sussex.
  • Under plans submitted by H2 Green to Shoreham Port, the Hub will initially focus on the provision of green hydrogen and renewable electricity to the Port’s fleet of 39 heavy forklift trucks and 12 heavy goods vehicles.
    Green Hydrogen will be sourced by a scalable green hydrogen production, storage and refuelling facility – the economics of which will be optimised by its integration with new solar and wind electricity generation capacity.
  • The Hub will then be expanded to facilitate the decarbonisation of more than 800 heavy goods vehicles that enter Shoreham Port daily, and to provide fuel to port and coastal marine vessels.
  • To deliver a third phase of hydrogen supply growth, H2 Green plans an ammonia importation facility. Ammonia is a medium for international hydrogen transport that can connect Shoreham to large-scale, low-cost, green energy projects worldwide.
  • H2 Green anticipate that development of the Hub will remove 45,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions each year from the Port’s fleet of trucks and HGVs and be a catalyst for the wider region’s transport decarbonisation.

In addition to the Port’s fuel and energy demand, 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, renewable power, and the by-products of fuel generation, such as oxygen and heat.
H2 Green and Shoreham Port will now complete detailed planning and scheduling for each element of the renewable energy hub. Shoreham Port has committed in principle to convert all suitable and commercially viable port vehicles to utilise both hydrogen and renewable energy produced by the Hub. To service additional demand from regional trucking, marine and local industrial customers, H2 Green estimates the hydrogen facility will, at full capacity exceed c.8 tonnes per day.

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