Worley to Deliver Pre-FEED and Technical Survey for East Coast Hydrogen Pipeline
Global provider of professional project and asset services, Worley, has been awarded the contract to deliver the pre-Front End Engineering Design (pre-FEED) and technical survey for the East Coast Hydrogen Pipeline (ECHP) project, H2 Bulletin reported on Tuesday, March 14, 2022.
The project is being led by East Coast Hydrogen (ECH2) and aims to connect 10GW of hydrogen production from Humber and Teesside industrial hubs to the gas network.
The pipeline project, which will potentially create a 240km network, will be a crucial step towards addressing the UK’s future decarbonised energy demands.
The project is being supported by ECH2, a collaborative partnership with Cadent, Northern Gas Networks, and National Gas Transmission. The project will help the UK Government meet its 2050 net-zero targets.
Worley’s study will help Cadent to understand how to transition natural gas supply into hydrogen and provide information on the pipeline’s potential route and sizing, followed by a pre-FEED study for the project. Chris Gill, a representative of Worley, expressed delight in working alongside Cadent to deliver the ECHP.
Gill noted that the project represents an unmissable opportunity for collaboration between the government and the private sector to deliver on the UK’s bold decarbonisation targets.
Adam Knight, a representative of Cadent, commented that the project is a significant milestone in the first stage of design and will put down another marker in Cadent’s ambitions and efforts to transition the gas grid from natural gas to low-carbon hydrogen.
Knight stated that Cadent is looking forward to starting the journey with Worley, a company that shares its vision and strives for a sustainable energy future.
The UK industrial clusters involved in the project are known for their considerable industrial emissions, and this project presents a real opportunity to create change and make a significant difference.