A major collaboration producing Green Hydrogen from wind power to decarbonise large industrial clusters
Located on the Humber, the Gigastack project aims to demonstrate the benefits of and potential for Green Hydrogen derived from offshore wind. The consortium will highlight the regulatory, commercial, and technical challenges to be overcome, developing a blueprint for deploying scalable electrolyser technology across the UK.
Green Hydrogen is essential for the decarbonisation of those sectors where direct electrification is not viable. These include industrial clusters, transport modes such as heavy-goods vehicles, trains, buses, manual handling equipment and maritime applications as well as the gas grid. It will facilitate the Humber’s ambitious transition to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040 and by 2050 for the UK as a whole.
ITM Power has furthered the designs of its next generation of innovative stack technology. The new 5MW stack will enable the development of the 100MW electrolyser systems that are required to meet the UK’s legally binding net zero target by 2050. These installations will come at a fraction of today’s cost, with the installed electrolyser system costing less than £400/kW.
Gigastack brings together an ambitious consortium to prove economically viable Green Hydrogen at scale by:
Renewable power is produced at Ørsted’s Hornsea 2 then fed from a substation into an ITM Power PEM electrolyser to split water into oxygen and Green Hydrogen. The Phillips 66 Humber Refinery will then use the Green Hydrogen, reducing CO2 emissions.
2019: Phase 1, Feasibility Study
2020 to Q4-2021: Phase 2, Front End Engineering Design Study & Stack Development
2021 Q4 & beyond: Phase 3, Build & Connection