EET Hydrogen enters final negotiations with UK Govt to develop low-carbon hydrogen plant in Ellesmere


Essar Energy Transition (EET) Hydrogen announced this week it has signed a statement of principles with the UK Government’s Department for Energy Security and Net Zero for its flagship low-carbon hydrogen plant. Construction [of the plant] is expected to begin later this year.

The plant will have an initial production capacity of 350 MW.

The hydrogen will be provided to industrial businesses across the North West of England to decarbonize their operations, protecting jobs and driving economic growth.

“The signing of the statement of principles marks an agreement milestone between EET Hydrogen and the UK Government on key aspects of negotiations to date. EET Hydrogen and the UK Government will now enter final negotiations, with the aim of making a final decision later this year,” stated EET.

Lord Callanan, Minister for Energy Efficiency and Green Finance said: “We have already halved our emissions from 1990 levels, and hydrogen will play a vital role in the UK’s journey towards net zero by providing businesses large and small with cleaner energy in the future.

“By moving into final negotiations with the Ellesmere project, we are working to deliver our ambition of up to 10GW of low carbon hydrogen production capacity, in an industry expected to support up to 12,000 jobs by 2030.”

Essar Energy Transition was launched in 2023 to drive the creation of the UK’s leading energy transition hub in North West England. EET plans to invest a total of US$3.6 billion in developing a range of low carbon energy transition projects over the next five years, of which US$2.4 billion will be invested across its site at Stanlow, between Liverpool and Manchester.


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