WSP to play lead role in designing North West hydrogen pipeline

Global engineering and infrastructure consultancy WSP is leading on the conceptual design of a new hydrogen pipeline in the North West of England, supporting the UK’s target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

HyNet is the most advanced hydrogen and carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) project in the UK and includes the development of a new hydrogen pipeline for the North West of England and North-East Wales, which WSP will be designing.

HyNet represents the first piece of the UK’s CCUS infrastructure, identified by the Committee on Climate Change as a vital technology for achieving the ambitious emissions savings needed to meet the 2050 carbon reduction targets.

The pipeline will connect the hydrogen production plants with storage facilities in Cheshire and future users of clean hydrogen across the region.

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