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FEED contract awarded to Kent

The FEED contract from Progressive Energy, Statkraft, and Foresight maps out six new hydrogen sites around the UK

Kent, a leading engineering company in the energy, renewables and low-carbon industries, has been appointed as the Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) contractor for Grenian Hydrogen’s six electrolytic hydrogen projects.

Grenian Hydrogen is a joint venture between Progressive Energy, Statkraft and Foresight. The group now has the funding to further develop six green hydrogen projects around England and Wales. This is in tandem with the UK Government Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ), the Net Zero Hydrogen Fund and, Hydrogen Business model.

Kent will develop the projects to an AACE Class 3 estimate across all six sites, on account of the FEED study. As a result, the final investment decisions for each projects’ progression are being made.

The projects will all incorporate PEM electrolysers and OEM technology design for complete hydrogen production, storage, and delivery facilities.

The projects will be co-located across the sites and range from 10MW to 30MW green hydrogen production. These include the Protos Energy Park and large manufacturing plants in St Helens, Stretford, Middlewich and Winnington. Significantly, the resultant fuel will primarily be used for switching or blending practices.

“The DESNZ funding requirements impose a strict budget and tight timescale,” Matt Wills, Kent Market Director Low Carbon commented. “Regardless, Kent will achieve all project requirements by utilizing our inhouse technology expertise built up over decades of FEED work. We are delighted to be working with the Grenian Hydrogen team to develop a standardized design. Furthermore, the layouts will offer cost savings through replicability for the entire portfolio of projects. This cluster is a huge step forward for the future viability of green hydrogen.”