Wood and Centrica Storage are working together to evaluate the feasibility of transforming Wood’s Easington, UK, gas processing terminal to a low-carbon production hub. Centrica Storage has partnered with Equinor on this project to deliver hydrogen to the Humber region of NE England.

Based in Yorkshire, the hub will be integrated with Centrica’s Rough field redevelopment, as well as the Easington Terminal’s hydrogen fuel switching project, for both of which Wood is executing parallel studies.

The development of the Easington low-carbon hub over the next ten years supports Centrica’s goal to achieve net zero by 2045. Hydrogen is considered a crucial element in achieving this target, as well as contributing to the UK’s net zero ambitions.

Wood will use its experience in the hydrogen sector to evaluate development scenarios including both green and blue hydrogen production facilities and their associated offsites and utilities.

Dan Carter, president of Decarbonisation at Wood, commented: “This study is closely aligned with Wood’s strategy to focus on enabling our clients to decarbonise their operations and reach net zero through sustainable design.”

Martin Scargill, Centrica Storage managing director, commented: "We entered into a co-operative agreement with Equinor in 2022 to develop low carbon hydrogen at Easington and as we progress through the design phase, we are building upon our strong and strategic partnership with Wood, whose extensive experience in the hydrogen sector is critical in developing and driving this project forward.”

Image: Easington gas terminal (courtesy of Centrica)