Uniper, Shell award contract for Humber H2ub project
Uniper and Shell have awarded contracts to Air Liquide Engineering & Construction, Shell Catalysts & Technologies and Technip Energies for the Humber H2ub low-carbon hydrogen project in the UK, they said on December 13.
The Humber H2ub project aims to produce low-carbon hydrogen using gas reformation with carbon capture technology at Uniper’s Killingholme power station site on the South Humber bank.
Air Liquide Engineering & Construction, Shell Catalysts & Technologies and Technip Energies have been awarded contracts to deliver the process design studies. This is to include design of the main hydrogen production and carbon capture plant for the proposed Humber H2ub project.
The three companies will participate in a competition to engineer the technology and plant design needed for the project to move to the front end engineering and design (FEED) phase, ahead of a final investment decision expected to be taken in the mid-2020s.
CCS-enabled hydrogen production at Killingholme could see the capture of around 1.6mn metric tons/year of carbon from the production process. The hydrogen produced could be used to decarbonise industry, transport and power throughout the Humber region.