Pipeline to the future
In the UK, 85% of homes use natural gas, a fossil fuel and non-renewable resource, as a main fuel source. So, for the country to achieve its net-zero aims, it is essential to transition to less polluting sources of energy. Redcar Hydrogen Community is one of two projects in the north of England that hope to demonstrate the viability of hydrogen for domestic use utilising existing natural gas pipelines.
Commissioned by Northern Gas Networks, our engineers are drawing on expertise gained from work on other hydrogen projects as well as oil and gas pipelines to design a new high pressure hydrogen network to supply Redcar. Hydrogen will be stored at high pressure in an underground salt cavern, as well as in above-ground tanks, then decompressed to a suitable pressure for injection into the gas grid. Work on this high-profile project will require existing standards and codes for natural gas networks to be revisited, to ensure safety and continuity of supply....
Redcar Hydrogen Community
Northern Gas Networks
Civil, structural, mechanical (pipelines, piping, vessels and rotating equipment), process (dehydration, cooling, filtration, contaminant removal, effluent treatment), geotechnical, control and instrumentation engineering; process safety,
homes and businesses powered by green hydrogen from 2025
hydrogen stored in an underground cavern
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