Kent Wins Major Contract for Vertex Hydrogen

13 June 2022

HyNet, the UK’s leading industrial decarbonization cluster was selected by the UK Government as a Track 1 cluster. The project will unlock a low carbon future for Northwest England and North Wales, producing and distributing low carbon hydrogen to replace the fossil fuels used in industry, transport, and homes, and capture and store carbon dioxide.

Vertex Hydrogen is designing, developing, and building the UK’s first large scale, low carbon hydrogen production plant that will be a core part of HyNet. Kent, a leading engineering company in energy transition such as carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS), hydrogen (H2), low carbon fuels and chemicals, and offshore wind (OSW) has been awarded a major contract for the Hydrogen Production Plant Project.

As a part of the new contract win, Kent will:
Optimize the design prepared for the FEED phase to meet the latest requirements for the project
Update the cost estimates
Advise on the planning application and consents (which have already been submitted for the plant) and support through to full approval
Provide the technical tender documentation for delivery contractors

Kent has a long-standing relationship with the Vertex Hydrogen team and was part of the consortium for the Pre-FEED and FEED phases of the project; the familiarity with the project from previous phases, and the understanding of CCS enabled hydrogen, helped Kent secure this contract with Vertex Hydrogen. Kent has built a solid relationship with Vertex Hydrogen as Kent has been highly flexible in its approach to working closely with the client and key stakeholders, building on Kent’s decades of low carbon track record in hydrogen and CCS.

Matt Wills, Market Director | Low Carbon and Onshore Projects at Kent, said, “We are excited to be a part of this transition and believe we have the technical and engineering skills to help deliver the project. Our ambition is to build long-term relationships with businesses that share our values and vision and together help make a difference.”

Courtesy of Kent.