BP pushes forwards with plans for Teesside hydrogen facility


BP’s plans for blue hydrogen continue to take shape, after coming to a series of agreements with potential customers for its proposed facility in Teesside – H2Teesside.

On 5 August, it announced that Memoranda of Understandings (MoUs) had been signed with four customers for clean hydrogen set to be produced by the project, which is targeting up to 1GW of blue hydrogen production by 2030. As it unveiled its initial plans back in March, it revealed that it had signed MoUs with Venator and Northern Gas Networks to scope supply of hydrogen to them, before now adding another four, further supporting and accelerating development of the Teesside hydrogen cluster.

CF Fertilisers, one of the largest global producers of ammonia and ammonia-based fertilisers, has signed an MoU to scope supply of clean hydrogen as a fuel to cut hard to abate combustion emissions at its Billingham Plant, and has been joined by Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, which has signed up to scope supply to its Teesside methyl methacrylate production plant .

Sembcorp Energy UK, meanwhile, has agreed an MoU to scope clean hydrogen supply to its combined heat and power plants and developing hydrogen infrastructure at Wilton International, allowing for hydrogen supply to third parties, while the MoU signed with alfanar Company to revolve around its waste-to-sustainable aviation fuel plant, which is currently under development in the region.

An online portal has also been launched, allowing the UK supply sector to take part in the project’s development with them encouraged to register their interest. Those with connections across the north-east of England are of particular interest.