Wood and HYGEN Energy look to accelerate UK green hydrogen production


Wood has agreed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with HYGEN Energy to accelerate the production of green hydrogen for decarbonising transport in the UK.

In late October, Wood mapped out how through the MoU, it will bring together its decades of hydrogen experience along with its consulting, project and operations knowledge to develop solutions for future hydrogen production plants across the UK. This will begin with the conceptual design for a facility at Herne Bay in Kent.

This facility will generate green hydrogen from existing offshore wind farms that will then be used in zero emission mobility transport solutions across South East England. Production is targeted from the middle of 2023 with the plan having a capacity between 8-9 tonnes of green hydrogen per day, once completed.

Jo Bamford, founder and Executive Chairman of HYGEN Energy, said: “At HYGEN Energy, we have ambitious plans to build a network of green hydrogen production plants across the UK to provide zero-emission fuel for a number of uses, create strong jobs, and to help position the UK as a world-leader in the hydrogen sector. With partners on board such as Wood, we’re confident that we will realise those ambitions.”