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SSE Thermal, Equinor to develop one of the world’s largest hydrogen storage facilities in the Humber region
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SSE Thermal, Equinor to develop one of the world’s largest hydrogen storage facilities in the Humber region

SSE Thermal and Equinor will develop one of the world’s largest hydrogen storage facilities at its existing Aldbrough site on the East Yorkshire coast, the group said today (July 15).

This could see the facility storing low-carbon hydrogen as early as 2028.

The existing Aldbrough Gas Storage facility, which was commissioned in 2011, is co-owned by SSE Thermal and Equinor, and consist of nine underground salt caverns, each roughly the size of St. Pauls Cathedral.

Upgrading this site to store hydrogen would involve converting the existing caverns or creating new purpose-built caverns to store the low-carbon fuel.

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