In 2018 Equinor, Northern Gas Networks and Cadent, published the H21 North of England report showing
how blue hydrogen could be produced and supplied to mil ions of homes and business across the north of
England. Equinor is also a partner in the Net Zero Teesside development which proposes to build a new-build
gas-fired power station with carbon capture, and extending the CCS infrastructure to the neighbouring
In May, Equinor and its partners took a final investment decision on Northern Lights, Europe’s first
commercial-scale carbon transportation & storage project off the coast of Norway. If the Norwegian
government makes a positive final investment decision in 2020, the first phase is expected to be operational
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More information on the H2H Saltend project can be found at www.h2hsaltend.co.uk and in the project
Saltend Chemicals Park, which comprises chemicals plants and Triton Power’s Combined Cycle Gas
Turbine (CCGT) power station, currently emits around 3.5 million tonnes of CO2 per year. Following the
initial phase of the project, emissions are projected to fall to 2.6 million tonnes.
Carbon dioxide emissions will be captured and transported east by pipeline to offshore underground
storage in the Endurance aquifer, located in the Southern North Sea.
The ATRs are expected to produce hydrogen at 80% efficiency with a minimum carbon capture efficiency
Equinor believes the large-scale hydrogen value chain in the area around Saltend could have capacity for
up to 3 gigawatts (3,000 megawatts) of blue and green hydrogen.
H2H Saltend is part of the vision set out by the Zero Carbon Humber alliance that includes a large-scale
hydrogen demonstrator by the mid-2020s, carbon negative power from a bioenergy carbon capture and
storage (BECCS) pilot project at the Drax Power Station, and developing a hydrogen economy in the
Humber region, Yorkshire and the North of England.
As H2H Saltend expands, it is expected to help Saltend Chemicals Park reach net zero carbon emissions
by 2035 and the wider Humber region reach net zero by 2040.
Equinor is working with its partners in both the Humber and Teesside projects to develop a common CCS
transport infrastructure to storage on the UK Continental Shelf, reducing costs and risk for both projects.
Equinor is also part of the UK Hydrogen Strategy Now campaign for a UK-wide hydrogen strategy to
unlock significant private investment in hydrogen technologies and manufacturing across the country,
driving growth and creating green jobs.
About Equinor in the UK
Equinor has been operating in the UK for over 35 years. Headquartered in Norway, the company employs
22,000 people globally, and over 650 in the UK. As a broad energy company, Equinor is committed to long
term value creation in a low carbon future, and targeting carbon neutral operations globally by 2030.
Equinor is the UK’s leading energy provider and supports the UK economy by investing billions in crucial
energy infrastructure, working with over 700 suppliers across the country. Its energy supplies from Norway
meet more than one quarter of the UK’s demand for natural gas and around one fifth of its demand for oil,
both produced with one of the lowest carbon footprints in the industry. It operates the Mariner oil field, one of
the largest and most digitally advanced offshore investments in the UK over the last decade, and is
progressing Rosebank, the largest undeveloped field in the UK. Both projects support hundreds of jobs and
economic activity in Scotland.
Equinor also operates two offshore wind farms off the East Coast of England, Dudgeon and Sheringham
Shoal. It is a pioneer in floating wind technology with Hywind Scotland, the world’s first floating wind farm off
the coast of Peterhead, which is partnered with Batwind, the world’s first battery for offshore wind. And with its
partner SSE Renewables, Equinor is building the largest offshore wind farm in the world, Dogger Bank, off the
North East coast of England. It is also a leader in both carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) and
hydrogen, and is developing a number of projects in Europe, including in the Humber and Teesside regions of
North East England.