Lhyfe launches its first 20 MW project in the UK

Lhyfe UK Wallsend
Lhyfe launches its first 20 MW project in the UK

This Lhyfe Wallsend project occurs 18 months after the opening of the UK subsidiary, which is headquartered in Newcastle. The company aims to become a major supplier of hydrogen to energy-intensive industrial and transport companies.

The company’s plans to set up in the north-east of England is backed by Shepherd Offshore, a leading provider of marine and energy services. If the project is approved, the unit will have an initial electrolysis capacity of 20 megawatts (MW). It will be located on the historic brownfield site of the Neptune Bank power station in Wallsend (North Tyneside), on a 1.6 hectare site. This unit will be able to produce up to eight tonnes of green hydrogen per day.

The plant will use green electricity from the grid, in line with the UK’s Low Carbon Hydrogen Standard. The company is also investigating the possibility of sourcing electricity from local renewable resources, such as solar and wind power.

Lhyfe is in advanced discussions with a number of energy-intensive businesses in the region and across the UK, including transport companies and those with vehicle fleets that could use hydrogen in their operations. Lhyfe also aims to develop hydrogen production at sea, by exploiting the UK’s enormous offshore wind potential.

Lhyfe’s first plant, in Bouin (Western France), has been operational since the second half of 2021. Two other units were also inaugurated in the Occitania and Bretagne regions in December 2023. Several other sites are being built or extended across Europe.

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Article written by Laurent Meillaud and translated by Logan King 

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Laurent Meillaud

Laurent Meillaud

Freelance automotive journalist and consultant, author as well, focused on technologies and new trends for more than 30 years, convinced that hydrogen is one of the energies for the future.

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