Logan Energy has won a tender with Welsh social enterprise Menter Môn to support delivery of a hydrogen production plant, refuelling and distribution hub in Holyhead, North Wales.
The Holyhead Hydrogen Hub will be supported by the Isle of Anglesey County Council and the Welsh Government’s Local Transport Fund.
As the second largest roll-on, roll-off port in the UK, Holyhead was identified as an ideal site for the Hub, hosting large HGV movements annually as well as potential demands at the port.
Scale-up can extend to trains, public transport, and shipping, and will include diversification to other hydrogen markets such as heat, industry, power, and agriculture. With a target operational date of 2023, this project will be the first to be developed in Wales under a Hub & Spoke model, which will see collaborations with complementary developments in other regions of Wales, the UK, and the Republic of Ireland.
CEO of Logan Energy Bill Ireland, said: “There are huge renewable resources offshore – both tidal and wind – which together present a compelling case to develop a hydrogen supply-chain on Anglesey through this project.”
Dafydd Gruffydd, managing director of Menter Mȏn, said: “Wales is determined in its efforts to combat the effects of climate change and start building a sustainable future. For this, a robust low-carbon economy is crucial. Holyhead Hydrogen Hub represents a huge step forward in our plans to decarbonise the transport industry while supporting local jobs and business and by working collaboratively across north Wales.”
“The key advantage of this project is its scalability. While the plant aims to provide an initial fuel supply of 400kg per day, there is impressive potential to expand the hub to support additional heavy transport demands as well as the country’s public transport network services and emerging markets in heat and industry.”