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Lhyfe unveils plan for 20MW green hydrogen plant in UK

NANTES, February 27, 2024

Lhyfe, a leader in green and renewable hydrogen production, has announced its plans for a new facility in the North East of England. The proposed plant, named Lhyfe Wallsend, will be located on the site of the historic Neptune Bank Power Station in North Tyneside.
 
The company's proposed facility is receiving support from Shepherd Offshore, a leading maritime and energy service provider, following the signing of a land deal.
 
With an initial capacity of 20 MW, it aims to produce up to eight tonnes of green hydrogen per day. The plant aims to supply organisations seeking to decarbonise their manufacturing and transport operations.
 
Lhyfe, known for its water electrolysis technology powered by green electricity, aims to become a major supplier to energy-intensive industries and transportation in the UK.
 
The company also has ambitions to develop offshore hydrogen production, leveraging the UK's vast offshore wind potential.
 
The proposed plant will occupy 4 acres of leased industrial-zoned land and will use green electricity from the grid, adhering to the UK Low Carbon Hydrogen Standard.
 
Lhyfe is in advanced talks with energy-intensive businesses, including those with hydrogen-powered transport fleets.
 
The planning application for the project will be submitted to North Tyneside Council, subject to obtaining building permission and a financial investment decision.
 
Taia Kronborg, Chief Business Officer at Lhyfe, said: “We are excited to announce North Tyneside as the site for our first UK green hydrogen production project. The development of green hydrogen projects is critical if major energy users are to decarbonise their operations. We hope this project will not only help the North East but the whole of the UK reach its net zero targets.
 
“At Lhyfe, we are demonstrating that green hydrogen is now a reality and a key driver of the clean energy transition. We have a strong ethos of working with partners and communities to create projects that deliver real local value, and this is a key focus in growing our operations in line with demand.”
 
Charles Shepherd, Managing Director at Shepherd Offshore, said: “We at Shepherd Offshore are excited to announce the partnership with Lhyfe on the hydrogen production facility in Wallsend. Shepherd Offshore is fully committed to yet another critical milestone in the growing strength and evolution of the River Tyne and looks forward to welcoming Lhyfe to the north bank of the Tyne.” --OGN/TradeArabia News Service



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