16 November 2021

H2 Green reveals ‘Clean Energy Hub’ plan for UK Port

Shoreham Port has ambition to power its fleet of forklifts and HGVs through hydrogen and renewable electricity.

Tom Willis (left), Chief Executive of Shoreham Port and Luke Johnson, Managing Director of H2 Green at the site in Sussex, UK. © H2 Green

UK-based, hydrogen solution provider, H2 Green, has signed a deal with Shoreham Port, UK, to develop a renewable energy hub with the goal of removing emissions from its fleet of trucks.

The development will include the creation of a hydrogen hub integrated with onshore wind and solar power generation.

The development hopes to provide 100% green hydrogen and renewable electricity to the Port’s fleet of heavy forklift trucks and HGVs in its first phase, with the ambition to supply hydrogen to fuel the 800 HGVs that enter the Port each day.

The plans also include an ammonia importation facility, which would be used to carry hydrogen, connecting the Port to large scale green energy projects worldwide, which would deliver lower cost green fuel to benefit local users.

Following finalisation of engineering designs and receipt of planning approvals, the parties expect to move to a structured series of final investment decisions in the second half of 2022.

Tom Willis, Chief Executive of Shoreham Port said, ‘We are delighted to have selected H2 Green to develop a green energy hub at Shoreham Port. The project has the potential to make a significant contribution to the net zero ambitions across South East England through the local generation of hydrogen from renewable energy. 

“The hydrogen production process is quiet, odourless and the clean fuel produced will reduce emissions across the region as transport operators convert large fleets to run on it. As a community organisation we intend to work with all our stakeholders to make this new stage of Shoreham Port’s development a success.’