HOUSTON — McDermott International has joined a project targeting the formation of a hydrogen-led energy hub at Bacton on the English east coast.
The UK North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) is leading the program, which aims to add facilities that support low-carbon hydrogen production and carbon capture and underground storage (CCUS) by 2030.
Additionally, through the development of offshore wind, the complex could develop renewable hydrogen production.
Tareq Kawash, McDermott's senior vice president of onshore, said the company’s Center of Excellence in London can provide the design capabilities and experience in major greenfield and brownfield project execution.
The NSTA has established five Special Interest Groups (SIGs) to work on an executable development concept. McDermott is a member of the Infrastructure SIG and will lead Work Scope 6 - Greenfield Onshore facilities.
This will determine the offshore and onshore facilities required to produce, store and distribute low-carbon and renewable hydrogen, with associated CCUS, using industry and government input to perform a series of studies and make recommendations for future project development.
The other four SIGs are: Hydrogen Supply; Hydrogen Demand; Regulatory; Supply Chain and Technology.