Cadent plots hydrogen pipeline, searches for contractor


Cadent has launched a search for someone that can provide engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) services for the first 100% hydrogen pipeline at scale – as part of the HyNet cluster.

This is set to consist of a 125km underground pipeline, made of high pressure steel pipelines and associated lower pressure spurs, as well as hydrogen above ground installations (HAGIs). As per The Construction Index, a periodic indicative notice (PIN) was released through the government’s “find a tender” service at the end of July, marking the first step in the procurement of these and other services. The notice itself can be viewed through searching the reference 020611.

The pipeline will be a nationally significant infrastructure project (NSIP) and will deliver the second phase of the hydrogen network. It will be designed to enable early adopters to receive hydrogen and will interlink with hydrogen production and storage facilities. Cadent is expecting that construction activities will start on the first part of the hydrogen network from 2025.

Supplier events have been pencilled in for November and December, where Cadent will link shortlisted EPCC bidders with local suppliers and small- and medium-sized enterprise across the North West.