Aberdeen looks to move ahead with hydrogen hub


Aberdeen City Council is inviting expressions of interest to explore potential delivery options to achieve its ambition of a hydrogen hub in Aberdeen.

On 24 December, it released a Prior Information Notice (PIN) through Public Contracts Scotland for the Production, Supply and Distribution of Renewable Hydrogen to Aberdeen. The council is aiming on entering into a joint venture agreement, or consortium opportunity, with an investment and delivery partner, or partners, to bring forward the Aberdeen Hydrogen Hub and realise the commercial opportunity that hydrogen could provide to the city.

Aberdeen has a vision of becoming a world leading hydrogen city, with the council’s focus on developing a commercial supply of hydrogen that supports its efforts to decarbonise transport, heat and industry applications, as well as establishing the opportunity for the city and region to export hydrogen to the UK and EU markets.

Through the Aberdeen Hydrogen Hub, the city would have an initial requirement to supply its bus and public sector fleets, with demand at 500kg per day. This would be projected to rise to 3.5 tonnes per day of hydrogen by 2030 to meet potential transport uses, such as road, rail and marine, along with heat and industry applications.