The Outer Hebrides Energy Hub will establish the initial infrastructure necessary to support the production of Green Hydrogen from renewable energy (Onshore and Offshore Wind). The Energy Hub will be based around Stornoway Port Authority’s new £50 million Deep Water Terminal and will, in the first instance, supply Green Hydrogen for a 100% conversion of SGN’s 1,400 consumer Stornoway Town Centre Gas Network from propane to hydrogen. This Pathfinder project will be developed to be replicable in Hydrogen demand centres across the UK. Hydrogen production at the Energy Hub will be scalable to allow export of hydrogen by sea to identified European markets through conversion to containerised ammonia or methanol or by direct pipeline to demand centres on the west coast Scottish mainland. The Energy Hub will also enable the partial decarbonisation of island liquid fuel storage and its relocation from Stornoway town centre to the Energy Hub.
The Outer Hebrides Energy Hub project will be supported with investment of up to £11 million from the UK Government.
Contact John Cunningham for more information on the Outer Hebrides Energy Hub.