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Lhyfe plans debut UK green hydrogen plant

RICHARD HEAP

February 27, 2024

French green hydrogen producer Lhyfe has announced plans to build its first UK green hydrogen plant in the northeast of England.

The company has agreed to build a 20MW facility on the site of the coal-fired Neptune Bank Power Station in Wallsend, North Tyneside. Lhyfe is working with UK service provider Shepherd Offshore, which has worked on redevelopments of sites on the north bank of the River Tyne.

Lhyfe is due to submit a planning application for the facility to North Tyneside Council in the spring.

Taia Kronborg, chief business officer at Lhyfe, said: “The development of green hydrogen projects is critical if major energy users are to decarbonise their operations. We hope this project will not only help the North East but the whole of the UK reach its net zero targets.”

Charles Shepherd, managing director at Shepherd Offshore, said: “Shepherd Offshore is fully committed to yet another critical milestone in the growing strength and evolution of the River Tyne and looks forward to welcoming Lhyfe to the north bank of the Tyne.”

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