H2NorthEast is a proposed blue hydrogen production facility in Teesside which is set to play a major role in supporting a reliable decarbonised power system by 2035 and accelerating industrial decarbonisation.

Being jointly developed by SSE Thermal and Kellas Midstream, the plant could help to kickstart a hydrogen economy in the Tees Valley. In its first phase, H2NorthEast could deliver up to 355MW of blue hydrogen production capacity from 2028 with plans to scale up to more than 1GW. Offtakers would include heavy industry and power generation, either through blending into existing assets or in new hydrogen-fired plants.

H2NorthEast has received support through the UK Government’s Net Zero Hydrogen Fund to deliver a Front End Engineering and Design programme, which is underway and being led by Worley and Johnson Matthey.

With an anticipated minimum carbon capture rate of 97%, H2NorthEast meets both UK and EU low-carbon standards. Specifically, the hydrogen produced via H2NorthEast would be fully compliant with both the UK’s Low Carbon Hydrogen Standard and is expected to be aligned with the EU Taxonomy for sustainable activities.