Global engineering and consulting company Wood has successfully delivered preliminary engineering design services for gas network operator SGN’s site at Machrihanish, Scotland, as part of its Hydrogen 100 (H100) project.
The H100 demonstration project aims to supply energy to homes in Fife, Scotland, and once complete, will be the first of its kind to employ a direct supply of offshore wind renewable power to produce green hydrogen energy, heating up to 300 homes.
SGN currently manages the network distributing natural gas to 5.9 million homes and business across Scotland and parts of southern England. As part of its decarbonisation efforts, the company is now investing in hydrogen, and the H100 project is a key part of this.
Well immersed in hydrogen and renewables, Wood brought together a multi-disciplinary team from across its business to develop a turnkey solution for SGN’s project.
“As we continue to work with our clients on their energy transition journeys, we are delighted to partner with SGN to deliver its innovative plans to use clean fuels for domestic heating,” said Joe Sczurko, CEO of Wood’s Technical Consulting Solutions Business.
“This is a pioneering development which could make a significant contribution towards the carbonisation of the UK’s heating sector and net zero carbon target by 2050.”
“Wood’s track record in the technology, production and the use of hydrogen is decades-long with a number of successful hydrogen projects delivered for clients around the world. Combined with our renewable and infrastructure expertise, we were well-positioned to support SGN with its ambitious H100 project at Machrihanish.”
Wood worked on the project in collaboration with the Machrihanish Airbase Community Company Business Park and Airport, which was considered, as one of three possible sites, to host the hydrogen production, storage, and distribution infrastructure.