Upgrades planned for Orkney hydrogen plant

Clean energy solutions provider, H2Tec Limited, has been chosen to perform key upgrades to the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC)’s hydrogen production plant in Orkney.

The Logan Energy subsidiary will carry out programme upgrades as part of the €11.7m project, Integrating Tidal Energy into the European Grid (ITEG), funded by the European Union’s regional development body, Interreg North-West Europe.

Work included in the contract consists of improvements to the efficiency of the system by procuring, installing, pressure testing and commissioning an essential pipework control panel to connect newly generated hydrogen to on-site storage tanks.

EMEC’s hydrogen production facilities were installed on the island of Eday to harness surplus wind and tidal power to generate hydrogen via electrolysis.

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